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Greenspring awarded for growing recycling program

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June 13th, 2010

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (June 10) Recycling efforts in 2009 that resulted in the collection and processing of 64 tons of cardboard and 45 tons of commingled materials earned Greenspring a 2010 Fairfax County Business Recycling Award. The county s Recycling Manager Pamela Gratton presented the award on June 10 to Greenspring s Executive Director Will Nance live on the community s in-house TV station, Channel 6. EnviroSolutions, the trash and recycling hauler for the community, nominated Greenspring for the award. The Business Recycling Awards recognize Fairfax County businesses and nonprofits that implement innovative programs in waste reduction, recycling, and reuse. Fairfax County selected Greenspring not just for the sheer amount of recyclables collected but also ' for its efforts to expand the program's reach. This year, ' Greenspring's recycling program grew to ' include ink cartridges and batteries, communications and education techniques, and a three-person "Green Team" committee. "Greenspring is honored to receive a Fairfax County Business Recycling Award," Nance said. "It s great that the county recognizes the partnership that Greenspring s management team has with its residents to maximize the amount of material that we recycle." Recycling is but one facet of a broad environmentally friendly business philosophy at Greenspring that also includes water and energy conservation, reduction of vehicle emissions, and elimination of harsh chemicals in cleaning products.