The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), the leading professional association in the solid waste management field, has chosen parent of LessIsMore.org, the County of Santa Barbara Department of Public Works Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division to receive the SWANA 2008 Gold Excellence Award for Integrated Waste Management.
The Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding programs and facilities that promote socially, environmentally, and economically sound management of solid waste. In its notification letter, SWANA stated “This is no small accomplishment given the excellent quality of this year’s nominations and the challenges faced by many of the programs and operations in the solid waste industry."
"In 1995, our diversion rate was only 30 percent and today Santa Barbara County is at 69 percent, making us one of the leaders for waste management recycling in California," Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors’ Chair Salud Carbajal said. "Our Public Works employees who have worked so hard with the community to achieve this success are to be congratulated for receiving this award."
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