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NEWS // May 27, 2019

Port of San Diego Receives Recycler of the Year Award from the City of San Diego

Marquirite Elicone, Marketing & Public Relations Representative, Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego has been selected as Recycler of the Year by the City of San Diego as part of the City’s 2019 Business Waste Reduction and Recycling awards program held May 1, 2019 at the San Diego Central Library. This is annual awards program provides an opportunity for companies and organizations to be recognized for exemplary waste reduction efforts.

The Recycler of the Year Award honors companies and organizations with the most comprehensive, innovative and/or improved recycling programs. While the Port has had a robust recycling program in place, additional elements added over the past year have significantly reduced waste around San Diego Bay.

“The Port of San Diego is honored to receive the Recycler of the Year Award from the City of San Diego,” said Garry Bonelli, Chairman of the Board of Port Commissioners.

“As the trustee of San Diego Bay, the Port works every day to clean and protect the environment. Our additional recycling initiatives have demonstrated how well the Port’s efforts are paying off."

The Port’s Integrated Waste Management Program provides a conceptual framework to document compliance with all applicable waste-related regulations and achieve the goals and strategies defined in various Port environmental programs.

New recycling efforts initiated in fiscal year 2018 include:

  • Collecting used coffee grounds to be reused as fertilizer for roses in Spanish Landing Park;
  • Installing cigarette butt collection bins in Port parks and other public areas;
  • Launching the #That’sMyBay media campaign to educate a wide audience on environmental protection, including waste reduction and recycling;
  • Adding recycling cans in public parks and spaces; and
  • Having dumpsters dedicated to diverting metal, construction waste, green waste and various other waste streams.

This article originally appeared on the Port of San Diego website. Read the full article here: