Wawa Inc. announced its newest recycling initiative, rolling out just in time for Earth Day on April 22.
Beginning the week of April 15, Wawa launched customer recycling bins chain-wide. The roll out of Wawa’s recycling bins started in Virginia and will continue North, through Wawa’s footprint. By the end of June 2013, all of Wawa’s 610+ stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida will be equipped with customer recycling bins and scheduled weekly recycling pick-ups will be in place.
“Earth Day gives us all a chance to reflect on what we can do to reduce our environmental footprint,” said Chris Gheysens, Wawa’s President and CEO. “While some of our stores already have recycling bins in place, we are thrilled to be making this a chain-wide convenience, and we’re committed to step up our commitment to being greener each year.”
Wawa continues to reduce its volume of recyclable materials each year. In 2012, Wawa recycled more than 12,400 tons of waste. Items recycled included organics (food), cardboard and paper, plastic bottles, metal cans, glass bottles, plastic bags, lamps, and e-waste.