June 30, 2015

County Earns National Gold Excellence Award for Integrated Solid Waste Management System, Programs and Facilities to Manage Waste, Recycling

The Division of Solid Waste Services (Department of Environmental Protection) has earned the Gold Excellence Award in the Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems category from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).

The annual Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities that demonstrate environmentally and economically sound solid waste management practices. The award-winning programs and facilities use effective technologies and processes, safeguard health and safety, and include successful public education and outreach programs.

The County’s integrated solid waste management system consists of: 
  • interrelated programs that promote waste reduction and recycling; 
  • a full range of brick-and-mortar facilities -- including a recycling center, transfer station, household hazardous waste center, yard trim composting facility and a resource recovery facility; and 
  • a combination of modern collection services and top-quality customer service focus.
Read more in the news release.

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