Prince Frederick, MD –The Calvert County Department of Public Works wants to celebrate and reward recycling excellence in Calvert County. The department is holding its first annual awards program to recognize individuals, businesses, government agencies and more for recycling ingenuity and results.

“Many businesses, organizations and institutions understand the long-term economic and environmental savings and responsibility of recycling but go quietly unnoticed,” explained Calvert County Recycling Program Specialist Keith Roumfort. “We wish to formally recognize and commend recycling in Calvert County. This program will highlight the success and best practices in our community and inspire more people to actively join our efforts.”

More than 30 categories will be awarded to eligible profit or non-profit businesses, agencies, organizations, institutions or individuals who operate or live in Calvert County. Eligible participants must recycle waste material generated within Calvert County and provide verifiable documentation of their efforts. The categories include education, agriculture, government, housing, private citizens and many more. Winners will be recognized with public promotions and at a ceremony with the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners.

Learn more and get an application online at www.co.cal.md.us/recycle.  Nominations will be accepted until April 30, 2016. Like Calvert County Government on Facebook.