Bloomington to receive recycling award

By WEEK Producer

Bloomington to receive recycling award

May 13, 2013 Updated May 13, 2013 at 4:21 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The city of Bloomington will receive the 2013 Outstanding Non-Profit, Community or Government Program Recycling Award.

City officials will receive the award during the Illinois Recycling Association’s annual meeting at the Bloomington-Normal Marriot Hotel and Conference Center on June 4.

On Friday, Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner said the announcement was no surprise.

“The award signifies that we, as a responsible recycling community, are headed down the right path,” said Renner.

The award recognizes a municipal government recycling or waste reduction program that achieves exceptional results in sustainable resources management that focuses on waste reduction, reuse and recycling.

According to Solid Waste Superintendent Robert Henson says the city collected almost 393 tons of recyclable material in January, an increase of 65 percent from January 2012.

Currently the city’s Public Works Department services 25,871 residents, 68 percent are utilizing the city’s recycle cart program.

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