BECQ plans govt recycling program


The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality has set its eyes on early next year to begin its first-ever CNMI government recycling program, according to BECQ special assistant Jenny Salas.

She said government offices would be asked to recycle their waste and trash. This, she said, would have the CNMI government “leading by example” and promoting recycling in the community.

Salas will be spearheading the program and is in charge of its promotional activities.

Originally planned for this November, the bureau saw it best to move it to next year, as the election season has been ongoing, she said.

Right now, they are working on finding recycling bins to supply each and every government office, according Salas.

BECQ has been instrumental with the environmental educational and outreach on island. The recycling program will be on top of their Coral Reef Initiative, community events like First Friday Films, and the various beach cleanups they organize throughout the year.

Dennis B. Chan | Reporter
Dennis Chan covers education, environment, utilities, and air and seaport issues in the CNMI. He graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Guam. Contact him at

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