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Cal-Waste’s Casey Vaccarezza (right) presents a Recycle Recognition Award to Spaans Cookie Co. General Manager Loren Thompson.

Launching its Recycle Recognition Award, Cal-Waste announced this week in a press release that local business Spaans Cookie Co. is the inaugural recipient.

“Spaans Cookie Co. is a family owned and run business, holding the values of tradition and a strong work ethic,” it said in the release. “Infamous with the operations team at Cal-Waste for having remarkably clean recycling on a regular basis, Spaans recognizes that clean recycling is crucial to maximizing the amount of material recovered in the recycling process.”

In addition to clean recycling, Spaans Cookie Co. is one of the community’s first businesses to utilize food waste recycling systems in accordance with state mandates that are coming online now, according to the press release.

“Organic and food waste recycling is a growing hot button for the state of California, and we are happy to recognize Spaans Cookie Co. for being on the cutting edge,” the release said. “Congratulations Spaans Cookie Co., and thank you for your hard work, effort and commitment.”

According the release, Spaans cookies are a company-wide favorite.

“Spaans cookies are a favorite amongst the Cal-Waste team members. We highly recommend their oatmeal raisin cookies, but truth be told, everything they have to offer is one-of-a-kind delicious.”