SWANA Announces 2006 Excellence Award Winners

SWANA is pleased to announce this year's winners of the 2006 Excellence Awards. The Awards program for demonstrated excellence in the field of Solid Waste Management was created to recognize outstanding facilities, operations and programs committed to the "environmentally and economically sound management of solid waste," while at the same time, encouraging innovation. Each of SWANA's eight technical divisions has at least one award category through which they identify top-notch facilities, operations and programs. Award winners will be honored at WASTECON 2006 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Thursday, September 21 and also recognized throughout the year in SWANA newsletters, as well as in online and onsite events.

"SWANA is proud to recognize the 2006 Excellence Award Winners and their dedication to advancing environmentally and economically sound solid waste management practices," said John Skinner, Ph. D., SWANA Executive Director and CEO. "These organizations are an inspiration to others in the solid waste industry."

The award winners in twelve categories include:

Collection & Transfer Division:

Collection & Transfer Division:

Collection System Award

  • GOLD – City of Hamilton Waste Management Division (ON)
  • BRONZE – Keeping Frisco Clean… with Single stream – (TX)

Transfer Station Award

  • GOLD – Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County – Puente Hills Materials Recovery Facility (CA)
  • SILVER – City of Hamilton Waste Management Division (ON)

Communication, Education & Marketing Division:

Communication Award

  • GOLD – Puget Sound Recycling Agencies/Department of Ecology (WA)
  • SILVER – City of Boise – Public Works Department (ID)
  • BRONZE – LaCrosse Disposal System (WI)

Public Education Award

  • GOLD – North Shore Recycling Program – Garden Smart (BC)
  • SILVER – City of Seattle (WA)
  • BRONZE – City of Hamilton Waste Management Division (ON)

Marketing Award

  • SILVER – The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (OH)

Landfill Management Division:

Landfill Management Award

  • GOLD – Alliance Landfill (PA)
  • SILVER – Chester County Solid Waste Authority, Lanchester Landfill (PA)
  • BRONZE – ACUA Howard F. Haneman Environmental Park & Landfill (NJ)

Landfill Gas Division:

Landfill Gas Control Award

  • BRONZE – Wasatch Integrated Waste Management District (UT)

Landfill Gas Utilization Award

  • GOLD – Onyx Cranberry Creek Landfill, LLC (WI)
  • SILVER – Lanchester Landfill Gas Utililization Project (PA)
  • BRONZE – Cytec Industries, Inc. (LA)

Special Waste Division:

Special Waste Management Award

  • SILVER – Interior Removal Specialist, Inc. (CA)
  • BRONZE – City of Nashua, NH DPW Solid Waste Department (NH)

Planning & Management Division:

Solid Waste Management Systems Award

  • GOLD – Charlotte County Solid Waste Management Division (FL)
  • SILVER – Clinton County Solid Waste Authority (PA)
  • BRONZE – City of Toronto Solid Waste Management Services Department (ON)

Waste Reduction, Recycling & Composting Division:

Recycling Systems Award

  • GOLD - Interior Removal Specialist, Inc. (CA)
  • SILVER – Parkway School District Materials Recovery Program (MO)
  • BRONZE – City of University City Public Works Department (MO)

Waste-to-Energy Division:

Waste-to-Energy Award

  • GOLD – LCSWMA Resource Recovery Facility, Bainbridge PA (PA)
  • SILVER - Regional Waste Systems (ME)

SWANA's 2006 Innovation Award Winner:

  • Denver Solid Waste Management/Denver Recycles (CO)

WASTECON is SWANA's signature annual conference and trade show. Known as the Only Show Run By and For Solid Waste Professionals, WASTECON features a large trade show, technical sessions, training courses, workshops, speakers and networking events. This year's conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 19-21 marks the 44th anniversary of the show.


The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 10,000 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For more than 60 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.

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