SWANA Announces 2013 Excellence Award Winners
Honorees to be recognized at WASTECON® 2013
SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has announced the recipients of the 2013 Excellence Awards.
SWANA’s Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities that advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound solid waste management through their commitment to utilizing effective technologies and processes in system design and operations, advancing worker and community health and safety, and implementing successful public education and outreach programs. Programs also must demonstrate that they are fiscally and environmentally responsible through their compliance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.
This year’s awards honor 37 programs and facilities in 13 different categories spanning many facets of the municipal solid waste industry. Award winners represent the most innovative and dynamic organizations throughout North America as judged by their peers, and SWANA is proud to recognize their accomplishments.
“The recipients of the SWANA Excellence Awards represent the best solid waste management practices in North America today,” said John H. Skinner, Ph.D., SWANA Executive Director and CEO. “Community leaders should be very proud of the valuable contributions that these projects provide to their citizens,” Skinner added.
The winners will be acknowledged and awarded at the annual WASTECON® conference in Long Beach, California, on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.
2013 Excellence Award winners by category:
Gold – City of Tacoma, Washington – Food Waste Recycling
Silver – City of Eugene, Oregon – Love Food Not Waste Commercial Compost Program
Bronze – City of Long Beach, California – Communication Tools to Increase HHW Collection
Gold – Township of Langley, British Columbia, Canada – Green Can Program
Silver – City of Denton, Texas – Fashion Runway Program
Bronze – Region of Durham, Ontario, Canada – Batteries dead? Recycle instead!
Gold – Maryland Environmental Service and Montgomery County, MD – Leafgro Marketing Program
Silver – City of Santa Monica, California – Party Truck Rental Program
Gold – City of Santa Monica Resource Recovery and Recycling Division (R3), California
Silver – City of El Paso Environmental Services Department, Texas
Bronze – City of Winston-Salem Sanitation Division, North Carolina
Gold – City of Tacoma, Washington – Tacoma Solid Waste Management Recovery & Transfer Center
Silver – Palm Beach County, Florida – South County Transfer Station
Bronze – V.I. Waste Management Authority and Sanitas Partners, V.I., LLC
LANDFILL GAS UTILIZATION
Gold – Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority – Thermal Heat Recovery Project, Pennsylvania
Silver – Municipality of Anchorage Solid Waste Services Department – Landfill Gas to Energy Project, Alaska
Bronze – DeKalb County – Seminole Road Landfill Renewable Fuels Facility, Georgia
Gold – Maryland Environmental Service – Midshore Landfill
Silver – Houston County Board of Commissioners – Solid Waste Disposal Facility, Georgia
Bronze – OC Waste & Recycling – Frank Bowerman Landfill, California
Gold – City of Raleigh Solid Waste Services, North Carolina – Wilders Grove Service Center
Silver – Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division, New Mexico– Cerro Colorado Landfill: Transforming a Closed Landfill into a Sustainability Asset
INTEGRATED SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Gold – City of San Jose, California – Commercial Waste Management System
Silver – City of Glendale, California Integrated Waste Management Division
Bronze – (3-way tie)
South Central Solid Waste Authority Corralitos Regional Landfill, Las Cruces (New Mexico)
Spokane Regional Waste Management System (Washington)
Salt River Landfill, Scottsdale (Arizona)
SPECIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT
Gold – Regional Municipality of Durham Batteries Dead? Recycle Instead!
Silver – City of Hobart, Indiana Latex Paint Recycling Program
Bronze – Lorain County Solid Waste District, Ohio
Gold – Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation
Silver – Balcones Resources – Residential and Commercial Single Stream System, Texas
Bronze – Republic Services Newby Island Recyclery, California
Gold – Laurens County Solid Waste Management Authority - Old Macon Road Composting Facility, Georgia
Gold – Wheelabrator Spokane Inc., Washington
Silver – City and County of Honolulu, Honolulu Program of Waste to Energy Recovery H-POWER, Hawaii
Bronze – Covanta Tulsa Renewable Energy LLC, Oklahoma