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SWANA Names 2017 Excellence Award Recipients

This year’s awards honor programs and facilities in 13 categories spanning various facets of the municipal waste industry.

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has named the recipients of its 2017 Excellence Awards, which recognize outstanding solid waste programs and facilities that demonstrate the highest practices through their commitment to using effective technologies and processes in system design and operations, advancing worker and community health and safety and implementing successful public education and outreach programs.

“The recipients of the SWANA Excellence Awards represent the best solid waste management practices in North America today,” said David Biderman, SWANA executive director and CEO, in a statement. “Community leaders should be very proud of the valuable contributions that these projects provide to their citizens.”

This year’s awards honor programs and facilities in 13 categories spanning various facets of the municipal waste industry. The winners will receive their awards at SWANA’s annual WASTECON conference in Baltimore in September.

2017 Excellence Award Winners

Awareness Campaign

Gold – Tie

  • Western Placer Waste Management Authority, California  One Big Bin” campaign
  • Pitkin County Solid Waste Center, Colorado “Talkin’ Trash” campaign

Silver

  • City of North Port Solid Waste Division, Florida, Creative Awareness Campaigns

Education Program

Gold

  • RecycleSmart - Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority, California

Silver

  • Waste Management Youth Education

Bronze

  • OC Waste & Recycling Landfill Tour Program

Communication, Education and Marketing Tools

Bronze

  • City of Greenville Solid Waste Division-Recycling, South Carolina

Innovation in Communication, Education and Marketing

Gold

  • City of Charlotte, North Carolina, Healthy Communities Education Program

Collection Systems

Bronze

  • City of Baltimore Citywide Municipal Trash Can Program, Maryland

Transfer Station

Gold

  • Valley Vista Services Pomona Valley, California

Landfill Gas & Biogas

Silver

  • OC Waste and Recycling Bowerman Power Project, California

Landfill Management

Bronze

  • City of Toronto, Ontario, Green Lane Landfill

Landfill Redevelopment

Gold

  • Niagara Region, Ontario, Landfill End Use Site Development

Bronze

  • City of Los Angeles, California, Lopez Canyon Environmental Center

Integrated Solid Waste Management System

Gold

  • City of Toronto, Ontario, Long Term Solid Waste Management Strategy

Silver

  • County of Santa Barbara, California, Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division

Recycling Systems

Gold

  • GreenWaste Recovery, California, Materials Recovery Facility

Silver

  • Emerald Coast Utilities Authority Materials Recycling Facility, Florida

Bronze

  • Niagara Region, Ontario, Recycling Centre Improvements

Special Waste Management

Gold

  • Niagara Region, Ontario, Household Hazardous Waste Depots

Bronze – Tie

  • Lorain County, Ohio, Collection Center
  • Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority, New Jersey, EPS Recycling Program

Composting Systems

Gold – Tie

  • Navy Whidbey Recycle In-vessel Composting System, Washington
  • Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency Compost Operations, New York

Silver

  • Republic Services Pacific Region Compost (PRC) Facility, Oregon

Waste-To-Energy

Gold

  • Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach Florida, Palm Beach, Renewable Energy Facility #2
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