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2006 Environmental Excellence Award Winners

The Environmental Excellence Awards Program aims to recognize businesses and non-profit organizations in Washtenaw County that provide leadership in environmental stewardship in the areas of water quality protection, waste reduction and recycling, and pollution prevention. Winners not only comply with environmental regulations, but they also implement innovative practices to protect our environment.

The 2006 Environmental Excellence Overall Winner: Ann Arbor News

The Excellence in Water Quality Protection goes to Kaiser Optical Systems Inc.
Honorable mentions go to Angel Food Catering and 1-800-GOT-JUNK.

The Excellence in Waste Reduction and Recycling goes to Calvert's Rolloffs.
Honorable mentions go to The University of Michigan Waste Management Services and Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority.

The Excellence in Pollution Prevention goes to Ann Arbor Machine.
Honorable mentions go to Martinrea Manufacturing and Thorton's Auto Salvage.


Learn more about:

Waste Knot Program:   Provides community-wide recognition and organization-based technical assistance and education to businesses, schools, governmental agencies and non-profit organizations that demonstrate leadership in waste reduction and recycling to protect our environment and to improve their bottom line.

Partners for Clean Streams:   Community Partners for Clean Streams is a cooperative effort between the Washtenaw County Drain Commissioner's Office and Washtenaw County businesses and institutions with a common goal to promote business practices that protect Washtenaw County's watersheds and waterways.

Pollution Prevention Program:   The Pollution Prevention Program is responsible for inspecting facilities that store, manufacture, or use hazardous, toxic, or polluting materials. Inspectors ensure that facilities utilize and dispose of hazardous materials properly, thereby preventing environmental contamination. This program operates in accordance with the Washtenaw County Pollution Prevention Regulation.

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