Grand Prairie Recycling Division Receives Keep Texas Beautiful Award

Post Date:04/04/2017 1:53 PM

Grand Prairie, Texas– Keep Texas Beautiful recently announced City of Grand Prairie Solid Waste and Recycling Division as a winner of the 2017 Government Award – City – 150,000+ Population, one of the awards it bestows to honor those who protect the Texas environment and support the organization’s mission to make Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state in the nation. The Government Award – City – 150,000+ Population recognizes outstanding contributions to the Texas environment made by government departments, divisions or agencies.

Each year, Keep Texas Beautiful acknowledges deserving individuals, businesses, community groups, civic organizations, media, government entities and law enforcement officials for their commitment to an array of environmental issues, including litter prevention and community beautification, volunteerism, illegal dumping enforcement and education.

This year, the dedicated staff at the Grand Prairie Landfill was recognized for providing a learning destination to the students of the Grand Prairie Independent School District.  More than just a play to bury waste, the landfill provides educational opportunities to students at the constructed wetland, the gas-to-energy facility, at the working face and in the on-site classroom.  Beginning in August 2015, a partnership with GPISD and Discovery Education led to the first official Landfill STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp. More information about the Landfill, Recycling, Public Art and Streetscaping, and Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful can be found at www.GPTX.org

Award winners were/will be recognized at Keep Texas Beautiful’s 50th Annual Conference, held June 12-14th in San Antonio. A full list of winners and award descriptions, as well as information about the conference can be found at www.ktb.org

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About Keep Texas Beautiful

Keep Texas Beautiful, the statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement organization and affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, educates and engages Texans to take responsibility for improving their community environment. KTB and its more than 390 affiliates work with government, businesses, civic groups, and volunteers to ensure that every Texan has the opportunity to help make Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state in the nation. This year, Keep Texas Beautiful is celebrating its 50th Anniversary as an organization. For more information or to donate, call 1-800- CLEAN-TX.  visit www.ktb.org or follow along at #50YearsofKTB.

About Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful
Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful is a program within the City of Grand Prairie's Solid Waste and Recycling Division that focuses on the three main pillars of Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful: litter prevention, recycling, and beautification. KGPB partners with the local school district and local businesses as well as scout troops and other volunteer groups to help make Grand Prairie the cleanest, greenest, most beautiful place to live, work, and play.

The Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful Commission invites YOU to assist with a cleanup or beautification project, learn more about the Trinity River and its tributaries, and to meet other members of our community. More information can be found at www.GPTX.org/KGPB

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