WOODBRIDGE – Valerie and Frank Montecalvo, owners of the Bayshore Family of Companies of Woodbridge, were presented with the Environmental Sustainability and Energy Conservation Award at the 2019 Jersey Shore Partnership Summer Celebration at Fort Hancock in Sandy Hook on June 10.
The Jersey Shore Partnership Summer Celebration honors individuals and organizations who have made extraordinary contributions to their core mission of shore protection and beach replenishment.
“It is such an honor for me to present this award to Valerie and Frank, longstanding friends who have contributed their time and resources tirelessly for decades to so many important causes beyond their most impressive work at Bayshore,” Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez, who presented the award, said in a prepared statement from Bayshore Recycling. “Bayshore’s diverse and extensive recycling companies define environmental sustainability and their commitment to energy conservation through the use of renewable energy sources is a model for others to follow.”
“The recent passing of Jersey Shore Partnership founder and former chairman, New Jersey State Senator Tom Gagliano, makes us all stop and reflect on his vision for coastal protection in his 27 years of devotion to this cause,” Valerie Montecalvo said while receiving the award, according to the statement. “The 127 miles of sandy beaches which make up our Jersey Shore represents a priceless state and national treasure which drives New Jersey’s $43 billion annual tourism economy. Frank and I are deeply honored, along with our entire Bayshore team, for being recognized for our life’s work to advance sustainable materials management through recycling while seeking to operate 100% green businesses powered 100% by renewable energy.”
Bayshore has previously received the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award, an NJ Future Award for Innovative Industrial Sustainability, and EarthShare New Jersey’s Environmental Leadership Award.
The Montecalvos have also been inducted into the National Construction & Demolition Recycling Association Hall of Fame, and Bayshore was named the 2007 National Recycling Facility of the Year from the same organization. T
Nicole Montecalvo-Oppelt is the chief marketing officer and her husband Michael Oppelt is the director of Class A (curbside recycling) Operations. Frankie Montecalvo is both chief of Field Operations and a champion international race car driver.
For more information, visit www.bayshorerecycling.com.