Car wash employees clean up beach
KENT ISLAND — Autobell Car Wash employees from the company’s Maryland stores conducted a beach cleanup of Kent Island’s Terrapin Nature Park on Oct. 27, braving the nor’easter that unfortunately caused the cancellation of the day’s official event planned by the Kent Island Beach Cleanups organization. The volunteers were paid by Autobell for their time and treated to breakfast and lunch by the company.
The dozen employees from the Bel Air, Annapolis, and soon-to-open Chester, Autobell locations came armed with company-provided cleanup supplies, including boots, gloves, grabbers, and trash bags. They collected an estimated 200 pounds of trash consisting primarily of glass bottles, along with other items such a broken crab pot, boat buoy, coffee thermos, fishing net and broken flip-flops.
“Best practices for environmental protection are integral to the Autobell operation and are instilled in our company culture,” said Autobell District Manager Joseph Noel. “Everyone enjoyed the chance to serve the community that day in the company of their coworkers.”
Autobell participates in numerous waterway cleanups within the company’s five-state area as part of its ongoing commitment to environmental preservation. Additionally, all Autobell locations treat 100 percent of wash water used and recycle 80 to 100 percent depending on the location, as well as practice other on-site water conservation procedures.
Autobell car wash employees recntly picked up about 200 pounds of trash at Terrapin Beach.