Recycling rewards

Detroit Department of Environmental official Dan Wyant presents the award to Detroit District Maintenance Manager Michael Brown.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder recently honored Detroit District for exceeding the state’s target recycling rate.

Together, Detroit and Greater Michigan districts recycled 54 percent of all solid waste generated in 2014, exceeding the governor’s 30 percent target.

To meet the challenge, the districts emphasized backhaul recycling — transporting mixed paper, cardboard, plastic wrap and mixed plastics to designated recycling plant locations.

Detroit District Maintenance Manager Michael Brown accepted the Excellence in Recycling Award on the district’s behalf at a state recycling summit.

Other organizations honored included General Motors Co., Michigan State University and the city of Detroit.