College Station Recycling Program Picks Up Award

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The city of College Station, the Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency (BVSWMA), and a robotic raccoon picked up a national award earlier this month for their recycling efforts.

All three received the honor October 11 during the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) Conference in San Diego, California. The award was for the Best Public Outreach Program.

BVSWMA and the College Station Recycling Department teamed up last year to purchase the Recycling Raccoon robot.

The Recycling Raccoon assists in informing different age groups and organizations about environmental topics such as the 4-Environmental R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rebuy), Composting, and Hazardous Waste.

"Randie has been a great addition to our Waste Reduction Education program and without it we would not have had this much success," said recycling coordinator Dawn Self said in a release.