Reno was recordbreaking according to the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), Silver Spring, Md., which hosted its largest equipment show ever. This year's show brought more than 3,538 attendees and 225 exhibitors together, melding equipment manufacturers and users.
"We really have to thank our members and our exhibitors for the continued success of WASTECON," says John H. Skinner, executive director and CEO of SWANA. "We are excited by the results and will redouble our efforts to make future WASTECONs even more worthwhile professional and business events for our members."
With more than 20 technical sessions and new technology being unveiled, WASTECON '99 participants found new ways to improve efficiency, as well as network with their peers.
See if you recognize your comrades in Waste Age's scrapbook. Photography by Melanie A. Lasoff and Ron Anfinson.
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), Silver Spring, Md., announced the winners of its Excellence in Municipal Solid Waste Management Awards at its luncheon held Thursday, October 21 at WASTECON. Waste Age congratulates the winners:
Collection & Transfer Collection Silver: City of Scottsdale, Ariz.
Transfer Silver: Grand Island Area Transfer Station, City of Grand Island, Neb., Solid Waste Division
Landfill Management Gold: Zemel Road Landfill, Charlotte County Department of Environmental Service, Punta Gorda, Fla. Silver: Rolling Hills Landfill, Delaware County Solid Waste Authority, Boyertown, Pa. Bronze: Buncombe County Solid Waste Department, Asheville, N.C.
Landfill Gas Landfill Gas Control Gold: Keele Valley Landfill Site, City of Toronto Works and Emergency Services, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Bronze: Capital Region District Hartland Landfill, SCS Engineers, Bellevue, Wash.
Landfill Gas Utilization Silver: Perdido Landfill Gas Recovery Project, SCS Engineers, Tampa, Fla. Bronze: Miramar Landfill, Metropolitan Biosolids Center, Landfill Gas and Digester Gas Cogeneration Facility, SCS Field Services Inc., Long Beach, Calif.
Planning & Management Gold: Midshore Regional Solid Waste Facility, Maryland Environmental Service, Annapolis, Md.
Integrated Solid Waste System Gold: Southern Idaho Solid Waste, Burley, Idaho. Silver: County of San Bernardino Waste System Division, Norcal/San Bernardino Inc., San Bernardino, Calif. Silver: Onandaga County Resource Recovery Facility, North Syracuse, N.Y.
Recycling Excellence Gold: City of Hampton Department of Public Works, Hampton, Va. Gold: Maryland Environmental Service, Annapolis, Md. Silver: City of Albuquerque Solid Waste Management Department, Albuquerque, N.M. Bronze: Southern Idaho Solid Waste District, Burley, Idaho
Solid Waste Public Education Gold: Lake County Solid Waste Management District, Merriville, Ind. Silver: Sedgwick County Department of Environmental Resources, "Trim Your Waste" Program, Wichita, Kan. Bronze: Oakridge Landfill Inc./WMI, Dorchester, S.C.
School Curricula Gold: American Forest Foundation, Project Learning Tree Municipal Solid Waste Module, Washington, D.C. Silver: Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Gen-eration Earth Program, Alhambra, Calif. Bronze: Manitoba Product Stewardship Corp., Student Action for Recycling (STAR) Program, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Bronze: Town of Markahm, "Be Part of Solution - Before It's Too Late" Program, Markham, Ontario, Canada
Special Waste Management Gold: Metro Waste Regional Collection Center, Metro Waste Authority, Bondurant, Iowa. Silver: Morris County Municipal Utility Authority, Mendham, N.J. Bronze: Middlesex County Division of Solid Waste Management and the Middlesex Improvement Authority, New Brunswick, N.J.
Waste-to-Energy Gold: Lee County, Fla., and Ogden Martin Systems of Lee Inc., Lee County Solid Waste Resource Recovery Facility, Ft. Myers, Fla.
Christmas Tree Recycling Gold: City of San Diego Environmental Services Department, San Diego, Calif.