WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rand-Whitney Recycling's Total Solid Waste Management (TSWM) Program with the United States Postal Service (USPS) won a 2007 White House Closing The Circle award. The award was presented by the Federal Environmental Executive at a White House ceremony on June 12, 2007 and recognizes government facilities and programs for leadership in environmental stewardship.
The TSWM program with the USPS was the sole Closing The Circle award winner in the civilian recycling category and one of 17 total honorees in 2007.
ABOUT TOTAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT:
The TSWM program is an integrated, large-scale environmental program that removes recyclables from the trash stream. It differs from conventional single location recycling efforts by providing a comprehensive program for a large geographic area that involves all major types of recyclables. It uses the power of existing transportation networks to increase the volume, recovery rate and sale price of recyclables, and, by removing them from the trash, it reduces landfill volume and trash disposal costs.