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If your business or organization took steps to increase its recycling or reduce its waste in 2018, the city of San Diego wants to recognize your efforts. Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 9 through Friday, Feb. 8, applications are being accepted for the 2019 Business Waste Reduction and Recycling Award.   

Each year, the Environmental Services Department recognizes businesses and organizations located within the city of San Diego that have implemented or expanded innovative and successful waste reduction and recycling programs, as well as recycled product purchasing programs.

Applicants with the most comprehensive, creative and/or improved recycling programs will receive the city’s Business Waste Reduction and Recycling Award. Top recyclers will be recognized at an awards ceremony in May at the San Diego Central Library. All applicants will be invited to the awards event.

“We would like to honor those businesses and organizations who are doing their part to help the city achieve its Climate Action Plan goal of zero waste by the year 2040,” said Environmental Services Department Director, Mario Sierra. “Their efforts are helping to extend the life of the Miramar Landfill, reducing their carbon footprint and setting an example for other businesses to join in the City’s campaign to reduce waste in the workplace.”

 Applications may be downloaded at ESD’s website, completed online or by contacting Jennifer Hobbs at or 858-492-5076. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8 and can be emailed or mailed to the city of San Diego, Environmental Services Department c/o Jennifer Hobbs, 9601 Ridgehaven Court, Suite 320, San Diego, CA 92123.

–City of San Diego

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