San Carlos' own Bianchini's Market will be among the local businesses that will be honored Friday at a luncheon for winning a BizSMART@Work Award for its efforts to reduce waste last year.
Bianchini's Market, owned and operated by Kevin Bianchini, earned an award in the Recycle and Compost Category.
The luncheon, sponsored by ReThink Waste, will be held at the Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos, with special guest Assembly member Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) presenting the honors.
"Businesses and multi-family dwellings play an important role when it comes to recycling, composting and waste management," Hill said. "As some of the larger generators of waste and discarded materials, they can help set the standards for responsible management in our community, and they can lead by example."
Bianchini's Market is also eligible for the "Rethinkers' Choice" award, which will be announced at the luncheon Friday. The public was asked to select their favorite business from the Recycle and Compost category winners.
"It's impressive and very telling that winners of the first BizSMART@Work Awards represent a cross-section of our communities," Hill said. "The honorees include large and small businesses and multi-family residential buildings, as well as schools, churches and more. Congratulations to all the award-winners and to RethinkWaste for launching the recognition program."
Nominations for the awards were accepted through early May, with winners selected by RethinkWaste and Recology staff based on the nominees' recycling and composting efforts and activities last year.
"We are proud of these businesses for their leadership efforts to reduce waste every day, which helps the environment and their bottom line," ReThink Waste Executive Director Kevin McCarthy said. "We hope other local businesses can learn from their efforts and pitch in to increase recycling and composting levels in our Member Agency communities."
Businesses and complexes that have either recycling or compost collection services provided by Recology San Mateo County are eligible to participate in the annual awards program, which will be presented in the spring beginning in 2013.
The full list of winners are:
Chesapeake Point Multi-Family Dwelling, San Mateo
MB Garage Inc., San Mateo
PAL Market, East Palo Alto
San Mateo Peninsula Regent, Multi-Family Dwelling, San Mateo
EFI, Foster City
Sisters of Mercy, Burlingame
Recycling and Composting Category
99 Ranch Market, Foster City
Bianchini's Market, San Carlos
Empire Lumber, Belmont
Gilead Sciences, Foster City
Lakeview Montessori, Foster City
Merry Moppet School, Belmont
SilverSpring Networks, Redwood City
St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room, North Fair Oaks
St. Bedes Episcopal, Menlo Park
Woodlake Association, Multi-Family Dwelling, San Mateo
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