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Cape Girardeau’s brand-new Transfer Station is already earning national attention for quality, innovation and best practices.
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) recently announced their 2016 Excellence Award winners. Winning a bronze award in the transfer station category is Cambridge Companies, the design-build contractor for the City of Cape Girardeau Public Works Department’s new Transfer Station.
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 2016 awards honor 31 programs and facilities in 12 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.
“The recipients of the SWANA Excellence Awards represent the best solid waste management practices in North America today,” said David Biderman, SWANA Executive Director and CEO. “Community leaders should be very proud of the valuable contributions that these projects provide to their citizens,” he added.
The winners will be acknowledged at the annual WASTECON® conference in Indianapolis, Indiana next month.