SB Health Clinic wins recycling competition

| January 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Col. Trevor J. Walker, 25th Infantry Division Commander-Interoperability, left, and Michael Amarosa, deputy commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, present Lt. Col. Kathy Presper, second from left, and Capt. Kinsey Haider from U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks with a check for $1,000 in unit funds on Friday, Jan. 12. The Health Clinic won the Solid Waste and Recycling Program’s recycling competition.

Story and photo by
Karen A. Iwamoto
Staff Writer

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks won the Solid Waste and Recycling Program’s “Grow Your Green: Recycle” competition, here, Jan. 19, and was awarded $1,000 in unit funds.

The competition pitted the Health Clinic against the 65th Brigade Engineer Battalion; the 3rd Bn., 25th Aviation Regiment; and the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Bn.

The goal was to use friendly competition as a means to spread the word about the program and foster a culture of recycling among the battalions. The participating battalions were judged on the quality of their recycling, the amount of participation and the level of knowledge about the Solid Waste and Recycling Program.

Dale Kanehisa, manager of the Solid Waste and Recycling Program, said education was key. Battalions that briefed their members on the program, the importance of recycling and how to recycle properly scored higher in the competition.

She said she hoped the competition would encourage Soldiers to continue recycling and summed up the following lessons garnered from the competition:

• Soldiers who are briefed about recycling generally recycle more.
• Posting USAG-HI’s recycling policy (available at https://www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/command/documents.htm) keeps Soldiers informed.
• Posting recycling signs reminds Soldiers to recycle.
• Explaining how to use the recycle bins prevents Soldiers from depositing trash and other non-recyclables into the recycle bins.

The Solid Waste and Recycling Program is part of the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division.

Competition Results
1st Place: U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks
2nd Place: 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
3rd Place: 65th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th ID
4th Place: 524th Combat Sustainment Support Bn., 25th Sust. Bde., 25th ID

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