Photo: Reducing rubbish

Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Juneau Federal Building Recycling Committee has worked for the past two years topromote and increase recycling in the building. As a result, the Federal Building's trashdisposal has been reduced by 25 percent. Pictured from left are Chief Petty Officer Daniel Bitzer and Petty Officer 3rd Class Sara Figuera, U.S. Coast Guard; Melanie Brown andMarina Lindsey, NOAA Fisheries; and Jeff Miller, U.S. Department of Agriculture

The recycling committee distributed informational posters and e-mails about how and what to recycle and coordinated with the U.S. General Services Administration and REACH to install recycling stations in the post office lobby and on each floor. The committee also worked with GSA to include recycling pick-up from each floor in the recently renewed janitorial contract. Employee volunteers from several federal agencies continue to facilitate and improve recycling within their agencies.

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