Queen Creek Recycling Program is honored

The town of Queen Creek’s environmental outreach efforts were recognized by the Arizona Recycling Coalition for its Preserve the QC program.

The AzRC Excellence in Recycling Awards honor outstanding organizations and individuals for their efforts in waste reduction through reduce reuse and recycling activities, according to a release.

“The town of Queen Creek continues to be a leader in the recycling field,” Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney said in the release. “Educating our youth on the environmental impacts of programs like recycling and air quality will positively impact the future of our community and preserve the QC.”

The town collaborated with Environmental Education Exchange to develop and implement Preserve the QC.

The environmental education program targets middle school students in fifth through eighth grades. Covering information related to solid waste, recycling, water conservation and air quality, the engaging presentations are designed to be educational, interactive and fun.

Since the its inception in 2012, more than 3,900 Queen Creek students have completed the program.

For more information about recycling services through the town, visit QueenCreek.org/Recycling.

The Queen Creek Independent is mailed each month to 35,000 homes.

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