SWANA Announces 2012 Excellence Award Winners

Published Date: 
Tue, 06/19/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2012

Jesse Maxwell
Senior Program Coordinator
(240) 494-2237
jmaxwell@swana.org

 

SWANA Announces 2012 Excellence Award Winners
Honorees to be recognized at WASTECON 2012


SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has announced the recipients of the 2012 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 41 programs and facilities in 14 different categories spanning the width and breadth of the municipal solid waste industry. Award winners represent the most innovative and dynamic organizations throughout North America 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 Washington, D.C. on August 14, 2012.

2012 Excellence Award winners by category:

COMMUNICATION
Gold - City of St. John’s; St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador
Silver - Gwinnett County Government; Lawrenceville, Georgia
Bronze - City of Charlotte, Solid Waste Services; Charlotte, North Carolina

PUBLIC EDUCATION
Gold - Emerald Coast Utilities Authority; Pensacola, Florida
Silver - County of Orange & Discovery Science Center; Santa Ana, California
Bronze - Eco-Cycle; Boulder County, Colorado

MARKETING
Gold - City of Charlotte, Solid Waste Services; Charlotte, North Carolina
Silver - Castro Valley Sanitary District; Castro Valley, California
Bronze - Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo & The DAGNY Partnership; Wood Buffalo, Alberta

COLLECTION SYSTEMS

Gold - City of Fort Wayne; Fort Wayne, Indiana
Silver - City of College Station; College Station, Texas
Bronze - Emerald Coast Utilities Authority; Pensacola, Florida

TRANSFER STATION
Gold - Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, Southwest County Transfer Station; Palm Beach County, Florida
Silver - Central Los Angeles Recycling & Transfer Station; Los Angeles, California
Bronze - County of Hawai’i, Department of Environmental Management, Solid Waste Division; County of Hawai’i, Hawaii

LANDFILL GAS CONTROL
Gold - IESI Timber Ridge Landfill, A Progressive Waste Solutions Company; Richwoods, Missouri
Silver - Vogel Holding Inc., Seneca Landfill; Mars, Pennsylvania
Bronze - Oklahoma Environmental Management Authority & Boral Bricks; Union City, Oklahoma

LANDFILL GAS UTILIZATION
Gold - Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority; Starkville, Mississippi
Silver - Ameresco City of Santa Clara; Santa Clara, California
Bronze - Prince William County Public Works Solid Waste Division; Prince William County, Virginia

LANDFILL MANAGEMENT

Gold - Seneca Meadows, Inc.; Waterloo, New York
Silver - Regional Municipality of Halton; Halton Region, Ontario
Bronze - City of Hamilton Glanbrook Landfill; Hamilton, Ontario

LANDFILL RE-USE

Gold - City of Hamilton Rennie-Brampton Landfills; Hamilton, Ontario
Silver - Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, Turkey Point Renewable Energy Park; Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Bronze - Interstate Waste Services South Hadley Landfill & ARM Group, Inc.; South Hadley, Massachusetts

INTEGRATED SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Gold - Sacramento County Department of Waste Management & Recycling; Sacramento, California
Silver - Sandoval County Public Works/Solid Waste; Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Bronze - Kent County Department of Public Works; Grand Rapids, Michigan

RECYCLING SYSTEMS
Gold - Rethink Waste; San Carlos, California
Silver - Rumpke Recycling of Columbus, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio
Bronze - University of Virginia Recycling; Charlottesville, Virginia

SPECIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT
Gold - City of Casper Regional Solid Waste Facility; Casper, Wyoming
Silver - City of Denton Solid Waste & Recycling Department; Denton, Texas
Bronze - Region of Peel Waste Management; Mississauga, Ontario

COMPOSTING SYSTEMS
Gold - Spotsylvania County Utilities and Public Works; Fredericksburg, Virginia
Silver - City of Bakersfield Solid Waste; Bakersfield, California

WASTE-TO-ENERGY
Gold - Covanta Onondaga, Inc.; Jamesville, New York
Silver - Covanta Fairfax, Inc.; Lorton, Virginia
Bronze - Covanta Marion, Inc.; Brooks, Oregon


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About SWANA

For 50 years, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has been the leading professional education and training association in the solid waste management field. SWANA’s mission is “to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste.” SWANA serves over 8,000 members and thousands more industry professionals with technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses. For more information, visit SWANA.org.