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For Immediate Release:
September 10, 2015

Region of Peel Wins Award for Recycling System Excellence

BRAMPTON, ON (September 10, 2015) – The Region of Peel has been named the winner of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) 2015 Bronze Excellence Award in the Recycling Systems category. Recipients of the SWANA Excellence Awards represent the best solid waste management practices in North America.

“The objective for Waste Management in Peel is to deliver cost-effective services that meet the needs of the residents while reducing the negative impacts of waste,” remarks Norm Lee, Director Waste Management. “Receiving this SWANA award means that we are working towards achieving our vision and being recognized as a best-in-class leader in the waste management field.”

All SWANA award recipients represent the most innovative organizations throughout North America. The award recipients are judged by their peers in the waste management industry and Peel Region received the following feedback on the Recycling Systems admission:

  • excellent integration of new technology to extend the life of equipment and systems;
  • first-rate demonstration of performance, economics, cost effectiveness and downtime;
  • outstanding presentation of Material Recovery Facility metrics for others to use and follow; and,
  • great performance and very good return on investment explanation

The 2015 awards honor 31 programs and facilities in 12 different categories, spanning many different areas of the municipal solid waste industry.

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) or visit peelregion.ca/waste.

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Allison Reynolds
Communication Specialist, Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4867

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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