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Solid Waste Division
Program Recognitions & Awards

  

2011

Solid Waste Association of North America Gold Award for best in the Nation for achieving the highest level of excellence for its solid waste management system.

2010

Columbia University Earth Engineering Center in collaboration with the U.S. Energy Recovery Council and Waste To Energy Research and Technology Council awarded Lee County Solid Waste Division the Sustainable Waste Management in the US award on October 8, 2010.

2010

Resolution State of Florida, signed by Governor Crist

State level recognition of accomplishments and leadership in a sustainable development and best performance standards in the integration of environmental, social, and economic factors for the long term sustainability of Florida.

2009

Received the 2009 Waste To Energy Gold Award from the Solid Waste Association of North America.

2009

Received 'Recycle Florida Today's' award for the Lee County Mandatory Business Recycling Program in the category of Outstanding Urban County or City Program.

2009

Received the Sustainable Florida Best Practice Award in the category Public Private Partnership for the Resource Recovery Facility Expansion Project.

2009

 

Received Project of the Year Award in the category Structures/Environment from the Florida Chapter of the American Public Works Association for the Resource Recovery Facility Expansion Project.

2008 Recognized by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for having the highest recycling rate in the State of Florida (2008)

2008

Received Project of the Year Award (Renewable Energy Category) from' Power Gen Magazine', an internationally recognized trade magazine of the electric utility industry.

2001

Received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ award for having the “Outstanding Solid Waste Processing Facility” for 2001. (Lee County Solid Waste Resource Recovery Facility - Large Plant Waste-to-Energy Facility)

2000

Recognized by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for having the highest recycling rate in the State (2000).

1999

Received the “1999 Gold Excellence Award” for outstanding solid waste and waste to energy operations from the Solid Waste Association of North America.

1999

Received national recognition by winning the first and second place awards for the production of television commercials encouraging recycling participation.

1997

Waste To Energy Facility awarded “Environmental Citizen Award” by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

1995

WTE facility awarded 1995 Project of the Year Award by Power Engineering and Power Engineering International (Power Gen Magazine).