The 52-acre complex sits on a former landfill and processes 6 million pounds of material every day.
A decline in waste landfills has many wondering what will happen to disposal companies in the near future.
The winners will be honored in August at WASTECON in Nashville.
The 15-acre, $14 million facility will recycle a mix of construction and demolition debris, household bulk waste and yard waste.
Despite market wariness, Hoffman believes several positive trends will keep solid waste rising in 2018.
The county has turned a once-problematic stream into a profitable stream via a public-private partnership with Landfill Reduction and Recycling, Inc.
Leanne Olson will spend six months at the site.
The new system will process up to 80 tons of waste per hour.
The construction and demolition business will use the funds to expand operations.
The City Council will vote next month on a new solid waste plan.