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Vulcan Materials Co., Western Division was recognized by San Diego’s Environmental Services Department

Vulcan Materials Co., Western Division was recognized by San Diegoís Environmental Services Department with the 2009 Recycling Partner Award late last month.

ìWe are proud to receive this special recognition and award,î said Alan Wessel, president of Vulcanís Western Division. ìCommunity responsibility and environmental stewardship have always been at the core of our business and are at the heart of our sustainability program that we have in place. Vulcan takes pride in contributing to local efforts to divert waste and conserve natural resources.î

Each year, San Diegoís Environmental Services Department selects businesses and organizations that have implemented or expanded innovative and successful waste reduction, recycling and recycled product purchasing programs.

The division recognized Vulcan for serving as a model in its industry, and for being a significant contributor to the regionís construction and demolition recycling infrastructure. Vulcanís efforts resulted in substantial amounts of concrete being diverted from landfills, and helped residents locally realize notable cost savings relating to disposing of debris from damaged properties. Vulcan also supported city residents and waste diversion efforts in response to the 2007 wildfires.