Peel Region Receives Gold Award for Excellence for Household Hazardous Waste Program
BRAMPTON, ON. (Sept. 27, 2011) - Peel Region was recognized by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) as the top of their field, winning the Gold Award of Excellence for the Household Hazardous Waste Program.
Regional Chair Emil Kolb noted that: “This award underscores the fact that we have great people working here at Peel, managing programs and seeking innovative ideas to meet the needs of our community. I am very proud of our skilled and dedicated staff and commend them for their great work in this area.”
On hearing the news, Councillor John Sanderson, Chair of Peel Region’s Waste Management Committee noted that “The award is evidence that clearly, we are leaders in the waste field. Peel’s Household Hazardous Waste Program is typical of our fiscally responsible and customer-oriented approach to addressing waste issues.”
Award submissions from across North America were graded on a series of criteria including design, environmental benefits, performance, economics, public acceptance and utilization of equipment and technology. Peel’s application highlighted the Region’s efforts to encourage responsible management of hazardous material through offering convenient, safe and accessible disposal facilities.
Peel Region’s Household Hazardous Waste program is an integral part of the Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) – a network of five facilities that operate on a ‘one-stop-shop’ philosophy; each offering free disposal of HHW, a solid waste transfer area and a re-usable goods donation area.
For more information on Peel Region’s HHW program, please contact Grace McKenzie, HHW Coordinator at 905-791-7800 x3966.
The Region of Peel provides waste management services in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and in the Town of Caledon. For more information on these programs call the Region of Peel at 905-791-9499 or in long-distance areas of Caledon call 905-584-2216, free of charge. Visit the Region of Peel at peelregion.ca/waste.
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