December 20, 2016
The Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority annually recognizes individuals, institutions or industries that have taken the initiative to reduce their solid waste stream through reduction, recycling and proper disposal.
“This year, the Authority is honoring the Utica Zoo which continues to be an advocate for both the environment and its wildlife through their solid waste reduction, material re-purposing, recycling and energy conservation program,” said Emily Albright, Authority Director of Recycling.
The Authority is pleased to announce that the Utica Zoo is the recipient of the 2016 Recycling Champion Award.
Utica Zoo partnered with the Authority to conduct an on-site solid waste and recycling review to profile types and volumes of waste and recyclables, and to identify its origins and handling of such waste. In April 2016, the Utica Zoo received the Authority’s RecycleOne Business Certification.
Utica Zoo’s sustainable efforts include:
During daily operations, many materials are re-purposed and reused:
“Utica Zoo has done a tremendous job. They have gone above and beyond and are consistently working on new projects and innovative ways that they can improve or help the environment and its wildlife. Utica Zoo is well deserving of this Award,” concluded Emily Albright, Authority Director of Recycling.