For Immediate Release
May 3, 2012
Town of Clarkstown to Receive 2012 Recycling Award
Supervisor will accept award on May 6th
at Environmental Day
(New City, NY)
– Supervisor Alex Gromack is proud to announce that the Town of Clarkstown is the recipient of the 2012 Rockland Recycles
Award given by the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority (RCSWMA) at
their annual Environmental Day on Sunday, May 6th in Hillburn, NY.
“I am honored to receive this award on behalf of the town,”
said Supervisor Alex Gromack. “I am so
proud to be recognized for our efforts as well as our residents’ efforts to
reduce waste and recycle. Our recycling
program is one aspect of the Town’s environmental leadership.”
The Town has a proactive garbage
and recycling collection program intended to discourage improper disposal of
waste. Enforcement is also an important
aspect of the code and is enacted through our Department of Environmental
Control and Code Enforcement Officers.
Last year, the Town collected and disposed of, at the RCSWMA facility,
approximately 4,428 tons of paper and 3,064 tons of co-mingled containers
recycled annually. A review of all of
the Villages and other Towns in the County for the same quarter revealed that
Clarkstown was 46% higher for the recycling of paper and 47% higher for the
recycling of commingled containers.
The Town also has recycling information available to
residents on its town website, www.town.clarkstown.ny.us,
and mails a recycling brochure with “do’s and don’ts” of recycling to all
Since 2000, the Town has undertaken various environmental
initiatives, such as purchasing environmentally sound products and vehicles,
partnering with a number of environmental organizations and entering into
agreements to reduce carbon emissions. The Town of Clarkstown has also engaged in a number of
practices and events which underscore its commitment to environmental
sustainability and education. The 2011
Clarkstown Environmental Summit, in particular, highlights the Town’s
dedication to environmental stewardship, recycling, and education.
Please join us at the 2012 Environmental Day on Sunday, May
6th to celebrate this recognition and to learn more about Living Green in Rockland. For more
information about the event, visit www.rocklandrecycles.com.
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