City awarded gold and silver from the Municipal Waste Association

Guelph, On, November 6 – Three of the City’s recently won industry waste awards were presented to City Council on Monday evening by Solid Waste Resources employees.

The two most recent were awarded by the Municipal Waste Association (MWA) for the City’s waste promotion and education efforts.

The City received the 2013 Gold Promotion and Education Award for Calendar (distributed to over 30,000 households) for the City’s 2013 edition of the Conservation Calendar. Five other municipalities’ waste calendars were also submitted.

Judges highlighted several of the Conservation Calendar’s features including the use of resident submitted photographs, Forrest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Rainforest Alliance Certified paper, and carbon-neutral printing. They also lauded the inclusion of other sustainable City initiatives such as cycling, sustainable landscaping and seasonal food in addition to waste minimization and diversion programs.

The City also received the 2013 Silver Promotion and Education Award for Campaign (municipalities over 30,000 households) for the Give Waste a New Life campaign for the waste cart rollout.  Eight municipalities submitted entries in the category.

The MWA announced the award winners on October 29; five days after the City received an award from the Recycling Council of Ontario. Read more about the City’s win at the Recycling Council of Ontario’s annual awards here.

About the MWA (municipalwaste.ca)

The MWA is an incorporated not-for-profit organization formed in 1987 by Ontario municipal waste management professionals to facilitate the sharing of municipal waste reduction and recycling information and experience.

 

For more information

Dean Wyman
General Manager
Solid Waste Resources
519-822-1260 extension 2053
dean.wyman@guelph.ca