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Hamilton and Durham win SWANA awards (September 08, 2008)

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Excellence Awards for 2008 are out and both the City of Hamilt...


The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Excellence Awards for 2008 are out and both the City of Hamilton and Durham Region are gold award winners this year.

The complete list of winners is below. For more information on SWANA in Canada, contact John Lackie, Executive Director, SWANA Ontario Chapter, 705-835-3560.

Collection Systems Award
Gold City of Mesa, Curbside Collection Rollout, Arizona

Transfer Station Award
Gold City of New York Department of Sanitation, Staten Island Transfer Station, New York

Communication Award
Silver Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program, Do Not Empty Before 6 AM, Virginia
Bronze Pinellas County Solid Waste Operations, Recycle Reference Guides, Florida

Marketing Award
Gold City of Hamilton Waste Management Division, Gold Box Program, Ontario
Silver Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Management, Commercial Recycling, North Carolina
Bronze Maryland Environmental Services, Composting Outreach

Public Education Award
Gold – Castro Valley Sanitary District, California, Multi-Family Recycling
Silver – King County Solid Waste Division, Washington, Recycle More. It’s Easy to Do
Bronze – Pinellas County Solid Waste Operations, Florida, No Such Place As Away

Landfill Management Award
Gold Texas Disposal Systems, Austin, Texas
Silver Prince William County Department of Public Works, Sanitary Landfill, Virginia
Bronze Covanta Haverhill, Ward Hill Neck Landfill, Massachusetts

Landfill Gas Award
Gold Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority, Burlington, Pennsylvania
Silver DeKalb County Public Works Department, Georgia
Bronze St. Lucie Landfill Gas Utilization, Florida

Solid Waste Management Systems Award
Gold Santa Barbara County Public Works Department, California
Silver King County Solid Waste Division, Washington
Bronze Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Navy Whidbey Recycle, Washington

Special Waste Award
Gold City of Hamilton Waste Management Division, Ontario
Silver Bergen County Utilities Authority, New Jersey
Bronze Monterey Regional Waste Management District, California

Composting Systems Award
Silver City of Baksersfield, Mt. Vernon Recycling & Composting Facility, California
Bronze District of LaPorte County, Compost Facility of Solid Waste, Indiana

Recycling Systems Award
Gold Region of Durham, Durham Region Material Recovery Facility, Ontario
Silver Cecil County Solid Waste Management Division, Maryland
Bronze University of Virginia Recycling, Charlottesville, Virginia

Innovation Award Winner
King County Solid Waste Division, Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan, Washington


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