Department of Ecology Seeking Nominations for Annual Awards

“The Washington State Department of Ecology is seeking nominations for its annual Waste Prevention, Reduction and Recycling Awards.Six awards will be given to governments, businesses, groups and individuals that had productive waste-reduction and recycling programs, and also demonstrated innovative approaches and outreach efforts during 1999.The awards will be given to the best small-business program, under 100 employees; best large-business program, over 100 employees; best federal facility; best small-government program, under 75,000 population; best large-government program, over 75,000 population; and special recognition for achievement.Nominees may include agencies, stores, or offices. Applications are due March 15 and will be accepted on paper, computer disk, or via e-mail.Application forms are available from the recycling coordinators at Ecology’s regional offices at 1-800-RECYCLE. Nomination forms may also be downloaded from the Internet at awards will be issued on May 2 during the Washington State Recycling Association’s annual conference in Pasco.More information is available at the Washington State Department of Ecology Internet site at”