DEEP: 2010 Government/Institutional GreenCircle Award Recipients

GreenCircle Award Recipients
2010 Government / Institutional Related

Name of Government or Institutional Entity


Description Of Activity

Borough of Naugatuck Public Works Department
Naugatuck, CT

Successfully implement an innovative and unique pollution prevention plan or recycling program that generates an environmental benefit.

Residents from the Council of Government of the Central Naugatuck Valley municipalities (Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott and Woodbury) in partnership with Samsung Electronics America, Inc. via Universal Recycling Technologies safely disposed of 65,779 pounds of home electronic equipment at a free collection event on June 19, 2010 at Naugatuck High School.

Town of Wallingford
Wallingford, CT

Successfully implement an innovative and unique pollution prevention plan or recycling program that generates an environmental benefit.

In 2010, the Recycling Committee sponsored its First Recycling Art Contest for Wallingford youth civic organizations and youth programs. The contest required all entries be constructed of materials that have been previously used and would have been either recycled or thrown away. Over 50 children participated. Prizes were awarded in four categories: grades K-2; 3-5; 6-8; and 9-12.

Winning entries were displayed at the Recycling Committee booth during the annual Celebrate Wallingford fair. In 2008, the town purchased 25 ClearStream recycling containers. The containers are used at common gathering venues and are provided to civic organizations for use at their events. To publicize this program, letters were sent to churches, youth sports organizations and other organizations. The request for containers has increased each year since the program was established.

Since the start of the program, the ClearStream containers have been used by the Twist Soccer Tournament, Lyman Hall Boosters Club, the Gardner's Market, Rotary Club, several churches for annual festivals, YMCA, Relay for Life, and youth baseball and basketball leagues. Each year the town sets up the containers at the annual Celebrate Wallingford fall festival, Family Day, and Project Graduation.

Recently, the Recycling Committee committed to purchasing dedicated ClearStream containers for both the Lyman Hall and Sheehan High School Booster Clubs, which will further improve recycling at high school events.

Anthony DaRos
Branford Town Hall
Branford, CT

Sponsor a river, beach, or neighborhood clean-up day and donate significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects.

Anthony DaRos, First Selectman for the town of Branford, played a critical role in the removal of a 35 foot 1957 wooden cabin cruiser that occupied the shallows of the Branford River adjacent to the Branford State Boat Launch for almost one year, during which time the boat owner made it clear that he did not have the resources to effect the removal. Selectman DaRos made arrangements for the woody debris to be accepted at the town landfill free of charge.

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