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GMRSD WON K-12 Recycle Of The Year!

posted Nov 15, 2012, 1:01 PM by Maria Geueke
Breaking News: At the 17th annual MassRecycle Recycling awards, held last night at the InterContinental Boston, Gill-Montague Regional School District WON the K-12 School Recycler of the Year award!
The award itself is an engraved, recycled-content, granite and glass triangle, which will hopefully tour the GMRSD schools in the coming weeks, and permanently reside where? in the Superintendent's office? In a case at the HS/MS? That's up to you folks! The individual schools will also be given certificates.
Please see the attached press release announcing Gill-Montague Regional School District as a finalist (post-award press release announcing winners is not yet available) for the School Recycler of the Year award from MassRecycle, the statewide recycling coalition. You are in great company - there were lots of other notable winners, from Blue Man Group to the City of Boston to Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, the K-12 runner up.
This is the second award that GMRSD has won for its comprehensive compost program; this spring at the State House GMRSD was recognized as a 2012 Green School   This "School Recycler of the Year" award from MassRecycle is even more prestigious. 

Press Release From MassRecycle...

"Press Release - MassRecycle Announces the 17th Annual Recycling  Awards Finalists- Gill-Montague Regional School District

MassRecycle, the statewide recycling coalition, is excited to announce the finalists of the 17th Annual Recycling Awards.  “Our 17th Annual Recycling Awards will acknowledge a diverse set of outstanding individuals and programs that have contributed to waste reduction and recycling in the Commonwealth,” said Meg Morris, President of MassRecycle.  “We are excited that we have everyone from the Blue Man Group, to Mayor Menino’s City of Boston, to Senator Brewer and Representative Wolf, to companies like Raytheon and Millipore all interested in improving waste reduction and creating jobs and cost savings related to recycling for our citizens,” stated Edward Hsieh, Executive Director of MassRecycle.

MassRecycle is proud to announce Gill-Montague Regional School District as one of three finalists for the “School Recycler of the Year” K-12 award. Gill-Montague’s organics recycling (district-wide commercial compost program), student involvement and unique educational approach to recycling and waste reduction made it stand out as a nominee.

MassRecycle and waste reduction enthusiasts will come together on Tuesday, November 13 at the InterContinental Boston, a previous MassRecycle Award Winner, at 510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, to recognize Representative Wolf and other exemplary recyclers. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, a raffle, live music, and an exhibit of art made from reclaimed materials.  Please visit to purchase tickets.

The award ceremony is generously sponsored by E.L. Harvey, Republic Services, WasteZero. Eastern Bank, Big Belly Solar, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Vector Media, Waste Management, Casella Organics, Casella Recycling, Harvest Power, EMD Millipore, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, Raytheon, Samsung, Save That Stuff, Trex, Call2Recycle, Metech, Toshiba.

About MassRecycle ( 
MassRecycle is a statewide coalition of individuals, governments, businesses, institutions and non-profits dedicated to promoting the economic, social, and environmental benefits created by reducing, reusing, and recycling waste materials, and by purchasing recycled products.  MassRecycle has been advocating for and educating the public, policy makers, and legislators about recycling and waste reduction for over two decades. "