Curbell Earns Fourth-Straight EPA WasteWise Award
Thanks to your continued efforts to reduce waste, recycle diligently, and help our customers do the same, Curbell has again won a WasteWise Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
As we just announced through a press release, the EPA released its 2018 WasteWise Awards late in June, marking the fourth consecutive time Curbell earned the honor. We were one of only five companies in New York and New Jersey to be recognized by EPA Region 2 with this award.
The 2018 awards celebrated our waste-reduction achievements from the 2017 calendar year, which included:
- The addition of single-stream recycling at our two Orchard Park locations helped Curbell to divert 2.2 million pounds of waste company-wide, with a collective return of over $130,000.
- In addition to the proper recycling of packaging materials, we practically eliminated all waste from our comprehensive relighting program at our corporate headquarters through the donation of lightbulbs and troffers.
- We donated scrap material to high school and college science students for use in robotics education, including in Western and Central New York, Ohio, Virginia, Texas, and California.
- We formed our interdisciplinary Green Team to provide educational and logistical support to our sustainability efforts.
The Buffalo News recently highlighted this award and our strong environmental program.
As I mentioned to the Buffalo News reporter, sustainability is central to our core values and culture here at Curbell. It’s our duty to do what we can to make all our communities better places to live, work, and play.
Congratulations to all on this achievement, and thank you for doing your part to keep sustainability front and center at Curbell!