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Top island recyclers being honored at parade

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - The Bureau of Statistics & Plans, the Guam Coastal Management Program in partnership with the iRecycle Program, the Environmental Education Committee and the Department of Parks & Recreation announced the winners of the 2009 Liberation Day Recycling Contests with the prize of choosing the first parade spots for this year. Last year, contest participants collected almost 1,200 pounds of aluminum cans and 662 pounds of plastic bottles.

George Washington High School's Marine Mania won first place, followed by the University of Guam Green Army. Education and outreach coordinator Tammy Jo Taft said, "Every year at the Liberation Day Parade, we try to recycle as much as possible. We always want to reward the individuals, the groups that bring in their recycling and so this year, we're going to be giving those who won last year, top five donators.  Basically, we're going to be giving them free parade spots."

Winners will be awarded their free parade spot on Wednesday at the Department of Parks & Recreation Office in Agana Heights.

In the meantime, the contest will continue this year.

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