The Solid Waste Management Association of North America (SWANA), Silver Spring, Md., has announced the winners of its 2008 Excellence Awards. The winners, which will be honored at this year’s WASTECON in Tampa, Fla., on October 23, are below:
Collection Systems Award
Gold – City of Mesa, Az., Curbside Collection Rollout.
Transfer Station Award
Gold – Department of Sanitation, City of New York, N.Y., Staten Island Transfer Station.
Silver – Solid Waste Management Program, Fairfax County, Va., Do Not Empty Before 6 AM.
Bronze – Solid Waste Operations, Pinellas County, Fla., Recycle Reference Guides.
Gold – Waste Management Division, City of Hamilton, Ontario, Gold Box Program.
Silver – Solid Waste Management Mecklenburg County, N. C., Commercial Recycling.
Bronze – Utilities Solid Waste Operations, Pinellas County, Fla., No Such Place As Away.
Landfill Management Award
Gold – Texas Disposal Systems, Austin, Texas.
Silver – Department of Public Works, Prince William County, Va., Sanitary Landfill.
Bronze – Covanta Haverhill, Mass., Ward Hill Neck Landfill.
Landfill Gas Award
Gold – Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority, Burlington, Pa.
Silver – Public Works Department, DeKalb County, Ga.
Bronze – St. Lucie, Fla., Landfill Gas Utilization.
Solid Waste Management Systems Award
Gold – Public Works Department, Santa Barbara County, Calif.
Silver – Solid Waste Division, King County, Wash.
Bronze – Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island, Wash., Navy Whidbey Recycle.
Special Waste Award
Gold – Waste Management Division, City of Hamilton, Ontario.
Silver – Utilities Authority, Bergen County, N. J.
Bronze – Monterey Regional Waste Management District, Calif.
Composting Systems Award
Silver – City of Baksersfield, Calif., Mt. Vernon Recycling & Composting Facility.
Bronze – District of LaPorte County, Ind., Compost Facility of Solid Waste.
Recycling Systems Award
Gold – Region of Durham, Ontario, Durham Region Material Recovery Facility.
Silver – Solid Waste Management Division, Cecil County, Md.
Bronze – University of Virginia Recycling, Charlottesville, Va.
Innovation Award Winner
Solid Waste Division, King County, Wash., Integrated