Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Middletown Recycling Awards
On behalf of Kim O'Rourke City of Middletown Recycling Coordinator:
Congratulations to our 2011
Green Business Recycling Heroes!
Thanks to these local businesses who are reducing, reusing and recycling
to protect our environment! All the businesses below comply with state
and local recycling regulations and many have done even more to reduce
their carbon footprint. For more information contact the City Recycling
Coordinator at 860-344-3526.
Amici Italian Grill, 280 Main Street
Amici’s reuses mixed paper as order sheets.
ARCADIS U.S. Inc, 213 Court Street
ARCADIS’ management of sustainable construction projects
addresses needs such as energy efficiency, alternative energy
sources, environmentally friendly materials, resource conservation,
lean manufacturing, alternative transportation, socially responsible
investing and greenhouse gas management.
ARTFARM, 119 Highland Avenue
ARTFARM turns waste vegetable oil into biodiesel, composts all
their food waste, uses green cleaning supplies, copy on both sides
of the paper, teaches recycling concepts, buy recycled products and
reuse as much as possible and use scythe and rotary mower instead
of a gas mower!
Book Bower, 386 Main Street
In addition to recycling, the Book Bower purchased carpet made
from recycled plastic bottles, uses a website host company that
runs its equipment on wind power and encourages customers to
bring their own bags.
Centerpoint Connecticut, 306 Industrial Park Road
Centerpoint Connecticut is a (Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design) LEED Silver Campus. Project includes
solar panels, energy-efficient building envelope, a percentage of
construction materials used are recycled as is the construction
waste. They use green cleaning products and have no smoking
within 25 feet of the doors.
Citizens Bank, 237 Main Street
Citizens Bank recycles all toner cartridges for printers and fax
Moving Pictures Inc, 200 Court Street
Moving Pictures uses old photocopies to copy on the other side
and reuses old videotapes.
Network-It LLC, 208 Freeman Road
Network-It recycles electronic equipment and educates their clients
on environmental issues.
Russell Library, 123 Broad Street
The Russell Library composts from their staff room and uses
the compost in their gardens. They recycle printer cartridges and
purchase recycled cartridges and paper.
Sweet Harmony, 158 Broad Street
Employees carpool to work at Sweet Harmony and bring in
reusable containers for take-home food.
The Day Club Adult Center and HomeCare Connection LLC,
32 Miner Street
The Day Club use solar panels, energy saving bulbs, green
cleaning supplies and recycled products. They encourage
Wesleyan University, 170 Long Lane.
Wesleyan University recycles a variety of materials beyond what is
mandated. These include office furniture, clothing and mattresses.
They also compost, purchase materials made from recycled
components, and have initiated many green initiatives revolving
around green building, transportation and energy conservation.
Youngs Printing, 182 Court Street
Youngs Printing recycles printing ink and prints on recycled paper
using vegetable based ink.