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Press Release | June 12, 2014

Recology CleanScapes Awards Scholarship to Shorewood HS Student

$2,000 college scholarship for waste reduction video presentation


Shoreline, WA – Althea Surowiec, a senior at Shorewood High School, was awarded a $2,000 college scholarship by Recology CleanScapes today. Recology CleanScapes awards an annual scholarship for Shorewood and Shorecrest juniors and seniors who write an essay or produce a video that outlines ideas for waste reduction in their community.

Althea’s video presented the impact trash has on our community and water system and explored the alternate path when individuals recycle. She involved other students and set the video to an inspiring music track. Full content of the video is available above.

“Althea’s creativity, her artistic demonstration of the impact of waste and opportunities for recycling, and the involvement of her classmates made her waste reduction video the clear winner for our annual scholarship program,” said Recology CleanScapes General Manager Dan Bridges. “We are inspired by students’ enthusiasm for and innovations in reaching our goal of waste zero, and look forward to identifying opportunities to implement some of the great ideas we’ve received.”

Recology CleanScapes currently provides solid waste and recycling collection service for the cities of Seattle, Shoreline, Des Moines, Issaquah, Burien, SeaTac and Carnation. Service for Maple Valley and Bothell will begin within the next year. Recology CleanScapes is a subsidiary of Recology, an employee-owned company that sees a world without waste, where resources are used and re-used in a sustainable ecosystem that strives for their best and highest use.

For more information about the Recology CleanScapes waste reduction scholarship, please visit the Recology CleanScapes Shoreline website.


Erika Melroy
(206) 851-3117

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