Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD)
NEWS RELEASE

City of Houston                                                 

 

Harry J. Hayes, Director                                                            Annise D. Parker, Mayor


For Immediate Release                                                             February 21, 2013

 

 

For more information, please contact:

Sandra Jackson     (713) 837-9164  office              EB Brooks (713) 837-9242 office



 

 

 

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT (SWMD) MASCOTS COMPETE IN MASCOT MADNESS

 

 

WHO:

The City of Houston’s Solid Waste Management Department mascots, Captain Clean Up and ReUseIt.

 

WHAT:

Sixteen mascots across the U.S. are competing in Waste & Recycling News’ (W&R News) 2nd annual Mascot Madness Competition for title of “Best Mascot in the Waste and Recycling Industry”.  In the first bracket, SWMD mascots’ Captain Clean Up and ReUseIt are pitted against Dallas’ mascot, Romeo the Chipmunk.  The Captain and ReUseIt must score more votes to advance to the next bracket.

 

WHEN:

First bracket voting ends at midnight, Monday, February 25, 2013.

 

WHERE:

On-line at http://www.wasterecyclingnews.com/section/mascotmadness.  The eight elite winners from the first bracket will be featured in W&R News’ March 4th issue.

 

WHY:
The contest supports the mission of the SWMD by promoting recycling and responsible waste management through the education and advocacy that these mascots represent.  Captain Clean Up and ReUseIt highlight the advancement of our diversion efforts here in Houston, both in recycling and in neighborhood clean-up, and add a fun element to our outreach efforts throughout the city at various events and ongoing school programs.
 

 

 

 

 

Residents may check online at www.houstonsolidwaste.org for the 2013 Holiday Collection Schedule or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston’s Customer Service Hotline for information.  To receive periodic e-mails from Mayor Annise D. Parker and the City of Houston on specific topics of interest, log onto www.houstontx.gov and register with CitizensNet by clicking on the CitizensNet graphic.

 

 

The Solid Waste Management Department provides solid waste service to the citizens of Houston through the collection, disposal and recycling of discarded material in a manner that is safe, efficient, environmentally sound and cost-effective.

 

Solid Waste Management Department Public Information Office
611 Walker, 12th floor, Houston, TX***713-837-9164****www.houstonsolidwaste.org