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County gives green light to recycling efforts

The Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling Program is offering free tools and technical assistance to businesses around the county that want to improve recycling at their workplace.

“Workers who find themselves pulling recyclables from their business’s garbage cans or cringing at the sight of disposable coffee cups are great candidates for our technical assistance,” said Justin Gast, program educator with the Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling Program. “We want these folks to contact us so we can help them take their business in a greener, more sustainable direction.”

To encourage businesses to seek assistance, the Solid Waste & Recycling Program is running a promotional campaign. Businesses that request a free workplace recycling evaluation will receive a “Green Team” kit containing reusable bags, durable drink tumblers, a thumb-drive stocked with educational materials, as well as informational resources from program partners.

To request a recycling evaluation and Green Team kit, call 503-846-3605 or go to WashingtonCountyRecycles.org.

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