Shoreline, WA – On Saturday, April 20, at the City of Shoreline’s annual Earth Day Every Day Event, Shoreline Mayor Keith McGlashan and Councilmember Doris McConnell joined CleanScapes in announcing the winning neighborhoods for the annual Waste Reduction Rewards program.
Residents in CleanScapes’ Friday collection area, which includes Meridian Park, Parkwood and parts of Richmond Highlands, Highland Terrace and Westminster Triangle are the winners of the 2012-2013 Waste Reduction Rewards program. From April 2012 to March 2013, these neighborhoods reduced their total waste, including garbage, recycling and food scraps/yard debris by 6.2% compared to the same period the previous year, leading all other collection days. In recognition of this achievement, CleanScapes is contributing $10,000 towards a community project in this collection area.
“The Waste Reduction Rewards program has been a great benefit to neighborhoods in Shoreline,” said Shoreline Mayor Keith McGlashan. “Programs like this are so important because they emphasize the ‘reduce’ in ‘reduce, reuse, recycle.’ Stopping waste before it happens is even better than recycling.”
In acknowledgement of the special role schools play in teaching waste reduction and environmental stewardship, this year’s projects will be located on the campuses of Parkwood Elementary and Meridian Park Elementary/Cascade K-8 School. With possible projects including outdoor bottle filling stations, play equipment, art installations, and more, these amenities will be accessible to the neighborhoods and open for use by the surrounding community.
“CleanScapes is pleased to have such a collaborative partnership with the City of Shoreline,” said Chris Martin, CleanScapes’ founder and President. “We are delighted that these projects offer an incentive to reduce waste and provide community enhancements to Shoreline neighborhoods.”
In previous years, the Waste Reduction Rewards program has funded projects such the construction of benches and mile-markers on the Interurban Trail through Shoreline, a picnic table at Twin Ponds and a functional garbage and recycling sculpture in Richmond Beach Park.
CleanScapes is the trusted partner for communities seeking to enhance residential and commercial vitality by providing innovative streetscape maintenance, recycling and solid waste services. CleanScapes was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1997, and currently provides sustainable solid waste and recycling collection to the communities of Seattle, Shoreline, Issaquah, Des Moines and Carnation.
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