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SWANA award winners to be honored at Wastecon 2004

SWANA is pleased to announce the winners of its 2004 Excellence Awards. SWANA's Excellence in Solid Waste Managemen...


SWANA is pleased to announce the winners of its 2004 Excellence Awards. SWANA’s Excellence in Solid Waste Management Program was created to acknowledge outstanding programs that are committed to the “environmentally and economically sound management of solid waste.” Facilities are nominated based on the above criteria, and this year’s winners will be recognized at a luncheon at WASTECON 2004, on September 23 in Phoenix, Arizona.

"These organizations advance SWANA’s mission to advance the practice of economically and environmentally sound municipal solid waste management," said John Skinner, Ph.D., SWANA Executive Director and CEO. "They have truly worked to encourage the principles of responsible solid waste management throughout their ranks, and we are proud to be able to recognize their achievements."

The winners in 11 categories are as follows:

Collection & Transfer Division:

Collection System Award
Gold: City of Mesa Environmental Management Division (Mesa, AZ, Jennifer Means)
Silver: Navy Region, Mid-Atlantic (Norfolk, VA – Tony Kealy)
Bronze: City of Kissimmee – P.W. & Eng. – Sanitation Division (Kissimmee, FL – Richard Raffaelo)
Transfer Station Award:
Gold: Metro Transfer Station, Metro Waste Authority
(Des Moines, IA Antoinette Bernich)
Bronze: AAA/BFI Transfer Station (Nashville, TN Wayne Gill)

Communication, Education & Marketing Division:

Communication Award
Gold: www.Trash4Kids.org – Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (Gurnee, IL Victoria Wiedel)
Silver: www.NYCWasteless.com New York City Department of
Sanitation, Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse & Recycling
(New York, NY Robert Lange)

Marketing Award
Gold: Mecklenburg County Commercial Recycling Program (Charlotte, NC Jerry Stall)
Silver: City of Plano Compost Marketing & Operations
(Plano, TX Nancy Nevil)
Bronze: Southeastern Public Service Authority (SPSA)
(Chesapeake, VA Felicia Blow)

Public Education Award
Gold: Montgomery County Solid Waste District (Dayton, OH Daniel Graeter)
Silver: Southeastern Public Service Authority (SPSA)(Chesapeake, VA Felicia Blow)
Bronze: City of Phoenix America Recycles Day Team
(Phoenix, AZ Carolyn Bristo)

Landfill Management Division

Landfill Management Award
Gold: New River Regional Landfill (Raidford, FL Darrell O’Neal)
Silver: Seminole County Solid Waste Management (Longwood, FL Coleen Puglisi)
Bronze: Charles City (Charles City, VA – John Miniclier)

Planning & Management Division

Solid Waste Management System Award
Gold: City of Nashua Department of Public Works (Nashua, NH Richard Reine)
Silver: Saipan Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems – Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan, MP – Steve Hiney)
Bronze: Navy Whidbey Solid Waste Management Division (Oak Harbor, WA Paul Brewer)

Special Waste Division

Special Waste Award
Gold: Crow Wing County Solid Waste Department (Brainerd, MN Doug Morris)
Silver: City of Hamilton – Waste Management Division(Hamilton, ON Emil Prpic)
Bronze: HHW Facility Metro Public Works, Division of Waste Management (Nashville, TN Chase Anderson)

Waste Reduction, Recycling & Composting Division

Composting Award
Gold: Maui EKO Systems/Pacific Biodiesel (Wailuku, Maui, HI John D. Harder)
Silver: Baltimore City Composting Facility (Baltimore, MD Robin Davidov)
Bronze: City of San Diego, Environmental Services Department (San Diego, CA Stephen Grealy)

High Honorable Mention: Rapid City CoComposting Facility (Rapid City, SD – Bryan Vulcan)

Recycling Award
Gold: Montgomery County Recycling Center (Derwood, MD Tom Kusterer)
Silver: Empresa Del Valenciano Inc. (ERV, Inc.) (Juncos, Puerto Rico Miguel Ray)
Bronze: City of University City Department of Public Works
(University City, MO Evelyn Shields-Benford)

Waste-to-Energy Division

Waste-to-Energy Award

Gold: Montenay York Resource Energy Systems, LLC. (York, PA Edward Salsbury)
Silver: American Ref-Fuel Company of Hempstead (Westbury, NY Steve Bossotti)
Bronze: Covanta Alexandria/Arlington Inc. (Alexandria, VA Tom Reardon)

About SWANA:

For over 40 years, SWANA, The Solid Waste Association of North America, has been the leading professional association in the solid waste management field. SWANA’s mission is “to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste.” SWANA serves over 7,000 members and thousands more industry professionals with technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.

www.SWANA.org


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