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ECUA RECEIVES SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA (SWANA) AWARDS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
08/13/2012

 

 

Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) will have a major presence at WASTECON 2012, the annual conference sponsored by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), which will be held in the Nation's Capital at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Tuesday, August 14, 2012.

The 2012 SWANA conference is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and brings together thousands of industry professionals. ECUA Board member, Ms. Elizabeth Campbell (District 1), will accept the prestigious 2012 SWANA Gold Award in the Public Education category and the 2012 SWANA Bronze Award in the Collection Systems category, on behalf of the ECUA.

           

The Gold Award honors the outstanding public education campaign that ECUA developed and utilized in the start-up and subsequent enhancements of its curbside recycling program. The Bronze Award recognizes ECUA’s comprehensive automated collection program which serves 74,000 residential and 1,100 commercial customers in our community.

 

SWANA’s Excellence Awards recognize the most outstanding solid waste programs and facilities in North America.  The Awards honor those programs and agencies that advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound solid waste management through their commitment to utilizing effective technologies and processes in system design and operations, advancing worker and community health and safety, and implementing successful public education programs.

  

SWANA’s mission is “to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste.”  SWANA serves over 8,000 members and thousands more industry professionals with technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.

 

About ECUA: Originally founded as the Escambia County Utilities Authority in 1981, the ECUA is a local governmental body, existing under the laws of the State of Florida and provides sanitation, water, and wastewater services.  The ECUA name was officially changed to the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority on June 29, 2004.

 

PUBLIC EDUCATION

Gold - Emerald Coast Utilities Authority; Pensacola, Florida

Silver - County of Orange & Discovery Science Center; Santa Ana, California

Bronze - Eco-Cycle; Boulder County, Colorado

 

COLLECTION SYSTEMS

Gold - City of Fort Wayne; Fort Wayne, Indiana

Silver - City of College Station; College Station, Texas

Bronze - Emerald Coast Utilities Authority; Pensacola, Florida