The award is sponsored by the Green Cleaning Network and the Healthy Schools Campaign and will be featured in the December 2009 issue of American School & University, the story stated.
Tim Wynn, director of facilities management at Western Washington University, said: "We''re honored to receive this prestigious award and to be recognized as the national leader in green cleaning. We work hard every year to make our cleaning practices more sustainable and environmentally friendly, and are always seeking ways to improve — and I think that shows in awards such as these."
The custodial services department has ceased using petrochemical cleaning products and has begun using compostable trash liners with a goal of reducing the university''s waste stream to zero in a few years, the story noted.
Western Washington University''s custodial services department has been a "green" department for the last six years and has been nationally recognized in the green cleaning movement for the past nine years, the story added.
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