Cascade Among Those Honored with NWRA's First Recycling Game Changer Award

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) awarded its first recycling awards at the inaugural Waste360 Recycling Summit in Chicago on Thursday, September 10th, 2015.

Four awards and three honorable mentions were given to companies that have made substantial contributions to American recycling through partnerships, public education, innovations in recycling equipment and innovations in recycling facilities. Winners were selected by a panel of diverse judges who are professionals not only in the waste and recycling industry but also in other technology and education roles. Twenty-one applications were received for the four awards...

The Sustainability Partnership Game Changer award, the headlining category of the program, was given to the “Fill it, Tilt it, That’s how we roll” campaign. This project was a collaboration between Kessler Consulting, Hillsborough County Government in Florida, Progressive Waste, Republic Services, Waste Management, ESG, McNeilus Trucks, Sonrai Systems, Schaefer Systems, Cascade Cart Solutions, WasteRec Services and Trio Environmental Solutions. This campaign was based on a strategic plan of sustainable partnerships that would modernize waste and recyclables collection for the 21st century. The program focused on reducing costs, maintaining high service levels and protecting the integrity of the collection system as the partners served 260,000 households and processed almost one million tons of material per year.