SWANA Announces 2014 Excellence Award Winners

SWANA’s Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities with environmentally and economically sound solid waste management practices. Winners demonstrate effective technologies and processes in system design and operations, worker and community health and safety, and successful public education and outreach programs.  Programs also must demonstrate that they are fiscally and environmentally responsible through their compliance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.

The 2014 awards honor 31 programs and facilities in 13 different categories, spanning many facets of the municipal solid waste industry. Award winners represent the most innovative and dynamic organizations throughout North America as judged by their peers, and SWANA is proud to recognize their accomplishments.

“The recipients of the SWANA Excellence Awards represent the best solid waste management practices in North America today,” said John H. Skinner, Ph.D., SWANA Executive Director and CEO. “Community leaders should be very proud of the valuable contributions that these projects provide to their citizens,” Skinner added.

The winners are acknowledged at the annual WASTECON® conference.

2014 Winners

Collection Systems

Silver – City of Kissimmee, Florida

Landfill Gas Utilization

Silver – Gaston County, North Carolina

Landfill Remediation

Silver – Escambia County, Florida

Bronze – County of Simcoe, Ontario

Integrated Solid Waste Management System

Silver – Gaston County, North Carolina

Special Waste

Gold – Montgomery County, Ohio