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Clem Seroski former Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator for Douglass Township was honored for his years of service and commitment to improving recycling and waste management Monday January 7th.
Surrounded by former co-workers, family and friends—Seroski accepted the award expressing his gratitude for the recognition and his thanks to the citizens of Douglass Township who supported and made successful the recycling initiative.
Friends, Fred Zeigler, John Stasik and Fred Theil all took a few moments to speak to Clem’s character, noting his impeccable work ethic and honesty.
“When Clem was on the job things were just done right. Thank you, for all your service and all the good you have brought to Douglass Township,” was the running theme of each speech.
Laughter broke out when stories of Clem showing up at three and four in the morning to weigh trucks, insisting the job be done right were shared.
Before the township began controlling the collection of waste and recyclables, citizens were at the mercy of multiple waste collectors. Since implementing the pay per bag program and opening the recycling center rates have stabilized and Douglass Township boasts having one of the best recycling centers in the state.
Last year as plans for the newest addition to the recycling center were being finished, it seemed an easy choice to use the occasion to honor Seroski. “Many times we wait for people to pass away before we honor their contributions. We wanted Clem to know how thankful everyone is for all his hard work,” said Andy Duncan current Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator.
The sign recognizing Seroski’s years of service will be hung facing the highway on the recycling center’s addition and is fittingly made completely of recycled plastic.