Recycling Competition


Recycling is important!  It is one of the best ways for you as an individual to have a positive impact on the environment.  Recycling helps to reduce pollution caused by waste, slows habitat destruction, slows the filling of landfills, and helps by preserving natural materials for future generations. 


To encourage recycling among Laurel residents, the Department of Public Works will be holding monthly competitions between our neighborhoods.  Each month a neighborhood will be named the winner right here on this page!  The winning neighborhood will be selected on the following criteria:















 January   The Largest Reduction in Refuse from the Previous Month
 February   The Largest Increase in Recycling from the Previous Month
 March   The Smallest Gap between Refuse and Recycling
 April   The Most Recycling Overall
 May   The Largest Reduction in Refuse from the Previous Month
 June   The Largest Increase in Recycling from the Previous Month
 July   The Smallest Gap between Refuse and Recycling
 August   The Most Recycling Overall
 September   The Largest Reduction in Refuse from the Previous Month
 October   The Largest Increase in Recycling from the Previous Month
 November   The Smallest Gap between Refuse and Recycling
 December   The Most Recycling Overall


 


Prizes


The first 10 residents from the winning neighborhood who mention this page when requesting a bulk pickup will receive a $10 discount.  Residents of the winning neighborhood have 30 days following the announcement to request a pickup. After 30 days no more residents from that neighborhood may claim the prize.  The first ten residents must also use their discount on the current bulk pickup or the one immediately following (sorry, you cannot save your discount to use a few years from now!)


 


Neighborhoods



The neighborhoods are based on your refuse and recycling dates which are color coded on the map in the City's annual calendar. Click the map to the left to see a larger version.  If you did not receive one in December 2017 just give us a call or an email and we'll be glad to get a calendar delivered to you!


 Red Neighborhood - Monday/Thursday Refuse with Monday Recycling


 Orange Neighborhood - Wednesday Pickups.  Because of our crews' schedules for trips to the dumps where refuse and recycling are weighed, Orange team is included with Blue team.


 Yellow Neighborhood- Tuesday/Friday Refuse with Friday Recycling


 Green Neighborhood - Tuesday/Friday Refuse with Tuesday Recycling


 Blue Neighborhood - Monday/Thursday Refuse with Thursday Recycling



Current Winners


Current Winners - July 2019 -  The smallest gap between recycling and refuse.


After reviewing the refuse and recycling numbers for the month, the Department of Public Works has declared the Yellow Neighborhood the winner for July 2019.  The first 10 residents from the winning neighborhood to mention this page when requesting a current bulk pickup will receive a $10 discount.  Winners have until September 7th to claim their prize! 


 


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Past Winners


 


July 2019 -  Smallest Gap Between Refuse and Recycling - Yellow Neighborhood


June 2019 - Largest Increase in Recycling from the Previous Month - Blue Neighborhood


May 2019 - Largest Reduction in Refuse - Yellow Neighborhood


April 2019 - Extra Special Recycling Pop Quiz


March 2019  -  The Smallest Gap Between Refuse and Recycling - Yellow Neighborhood


February 2019  -  The Largest Increase in Recycling from the Previous Month - Yellow Neighborhood


January 2019 - Largest Reduction in Refuse - Blue Neighborhood


December 2018 - Most Recycling - Red Neighborhood


November 2018 - Smallest Gap Between Refuse and Recycling - Green Neighborhood


October 2018 - Largest increase in Recycling - Red Neighborhood


September 2018 - Largest Reduction in Refuse - Yellow Neighborhood


August 2018 -  Most Overall Recycling - Green Neighborhood


July 2018 -  Smallest Gap Between Refuse and Recycling - Green Neighborhood


June 2018 -  The Largest Increase in Recycling from the Previous Month - Yellow Neighborhood


May 2018 - Largest Reduction in Refuse - Red Neighborhood


April 2018 - Most Recycling - Red Neighborhood


March 2018 - Smallest Gap Between Refuse and Recycling - Yellow Neighborhood


February 2018 - Largest Reduction in Refuse - Yellow Neighborhood


January 2018 - Largest Reduction in Refuse - None


December 2017 - Most Recycling - Green Neighborhood 


November 2017 - Smallest Gap between Recycling and Refuse - Green Neighborhood


October 2017 - Largest increase in Recycling - Blue Neighborhood


September 2017 - Largest Reduction in Refuse - Blue Neighborhood


August 2017 - Most Recycling - Green Neighborhood.


July 2017 - Smallest Gap between Recycling and Refuse - Yellow Neighborhood


June 2017 - Largest Recycling Increase - Blue Neighborhood


May 2017 - Largest Refuse Reduction - Red Neighborhood


April 2017 - Most Recycling - Green Neighborhood


March 2017 - Most Recycling - Blue Neighborhood

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