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County Earns Keep America Beautiful President's Circle Award
  
  
DATE: March 13, 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Kasselakis
Keep Broward Beautiful Program
Solid Waste and Recycling Services

PHONE: 954-474-1826
EMAIL: litterprevention@broward.org

BROWARD COUNTY, FL-
The County's Keep Broward Beautiful program has received the President's Circle Award for 2016 from Keep America Beautiful. This is the third year in a row for the Award which recognizes exemplary performance by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit in creating clean, green and beautiful communities.

In qualifying for a President's Circle Award, Keep Broward Beautiful has met Keep America Beautiful's standards of merit by conducting an annual Community Appearance Index, calculating the affiliate's cost/benefit ratio, and administering activities in the areas of litter abatement, improving recycling rates, and beautifying Broward County's communities.

"Keep Broward Beautiful, a Solid Waste and Recycling Services program, relies on engaged volunteers to help keep local communities vibrant and litter free," said Program Coordinator Steve Kasselakis.  "We are proud to be recognized with the President's Circle Award for the third year running and appreciate the hard work and commitment from all of our volunteers."

Keep America Beautiful was established in 1953 and is a leading national nonprofit that consists of a national network of more than 620 community-based affiliates whose programs, initiatives and efforts, supported by millions of volunteers, help transform public spaces into beautiful places. Their goal of inspiring and educating people to take action every day to improve their environment is accomplished by providing the expertise, programs and resources needed.

About Solid Waste and Recycling Services and Keep Broward Beautiful
The agency manages a wide variety of solid waste and recycling services within Broward County. This includes the management of contracts for waste and recycling in the Broward Municipal Services District, the operation of the Broward County Landfill, the proper disposal of household hazardous waste and electronics, the Keep Broward Beautiful program, and recycling initiatives for multifamily complexes, businesses, and government facilities throughout the County. Keep Broward Beautiful was established to empower individuals to take greater responsibility for enhancing their communities. Working with KBB, local volunteers help keep Broward County clean and green through programs such as Adopt-A-Street. This local Keep America Beautiful affiliate has mobilized over 20,000 volunteers to remove more than 211,000 pounds of litter. To learn more, please visit Broward.org/WasteandRecycling