Community recycling award presented to Orange County

Posted May 5, 2009 4:49 p.m. EDT

— The American Forest & Paper Association Community Recycling Award was presented Tuesday to Orange County. The annual awards recognize outstanding community, business, school, and college paper recycling programs across the United States.

“We are pleased to recognize the success of the Orange County paper recycling program,” said AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman. "Recycling is one of America’s great environmental success stories, providing ‘green jobs’ and giving new life to used products."

In 2008, the 128,000 residents of Orange County recovered approximately 8,750 tons of paper for recycling.