Newcastle to receive statewide recycling award

April 17, 2012

NEW — 11 a.m. April 17, 2012

The city of Newcastle and Waste Management will receive a Washington State Recycling Association Recyclers of the Year award May 1 for their competitive project to increase neighborhood recycling last year.

Recipients are selected by a panel of WSRA members representing several aspects of the recycling industry, including collectors and processors, government agencies, businesses and nonprofits.

“Through innovative programs like the recycling challenge, cities and other organizations can assist in reducing environmental impacts,” Newcastle City Manager Rob Wyman said in a statement. “Newcastle is proud of the award and of its citizens who rose to the challenge.”

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