SSC named 2006 Recycler of the Year
Bellingham, WA. – (May 31, 2006) The Washington State Recycling Association (WSRA) has named Sanitary Service Company “Recycler of the Year.” The award was announced at the association’s annual conference banquet, held this year in Spokane on May 23rd.
SSC was awarded “Recycler of the Year” in the business primary category for their FoodPlus! and "Food to Flowers" programs that collect compostables from homes, businesses and schools, and for running their fleet of 60 garbage and recycling trucks on biodiesel. "This is a great acknowledgement,” said SSC Co-Owner Paul Razore. “Thank you to all our recycling customers, local government officials, business partners and, especially, to all the employees of SSC. We couldn't have won this award without you!” The programs were recognized for their role in helping reduce pollution and disposal costs in the community, creating new jobs, supporting renewable fuels and reusing local materials.
Over 3,000 SSC residential and commercial customers in Bellingham, Ferndale, Birch Bay and parts of unincorporated Whatcom County use Food Plus! to recycle yardwaste, food-soiled papers and food scraps all in one toter. The materials are then composted locally. Food to Flowers! is SSC’s school-based composting program. Over 5,000 local students and teachers currently participate in the Food to Flowers! Program, diverting an estimated 1,200 pounds a day to composting from Bellingham elementary schools. "SSC is honored to be recognized as a catalyst for change; from bio-diesel to food recycling, we continue to provide new opportunities for our community to move toward a sustainable future," said Rodd Pemble, SSC Recycling Manager.
For more information about SSC recycling programs or use of biodiesel, contact Rodd Pemble, SSC Recycling Manager at (360) 734-3490.
About Sanitary Service Company, Inc.
SSC, Inc. is Whatcom County’s largest recycling and waste collection company. Established in 1929, SSC is locally-owned and family-operated, and serves over 40,000 residential and commercial customers in Whatcom County. For more information, visit www.ssc-inc.com.