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SSC recognized with Sustainability Award from

Washington Refuse & Recycling Association


BELLINGHAM, WA - (December 6, 2007) The Washington Refuse & Recycling Association (WRRA) recognized Sanitary Service Company’s sustainability efforts with their 2007 Sustainability Award.  The award was presented at the association’s 60th Annual Holiday Meeting, held December 1st in Seattle.


“It is an honor to be recognized for our sustainable business practices,” said SSC President Paul Razore.  “We appreciate the support we have received for these programs and services from our employees, customers, local government officials and business partners.” 


SSC was recognized for its commitment to sustainable business practices and customer services including the company’s use of biodiesel in its fleet of garbage and recycling trucks and use of 100% Green Power.  SSC is also a 5 star EnviroStars business, a regional program that promotes pollution prevention. 


SSC outreach programs include the award-winning FoodPlus! Recycling and Food to Flowers! programs that collect compostables from homes, businesses and schools.  New customer services launched this year include an electronics recycling program, data shredding service and expanded curbside recycling for plastic containers.  


“These programs help reduce disposal costs and pollution in our community, create new jobs and reuse local materials,” said Rodd Pemble, SSC Recycling Manager.  “We look forward to building on this achievement as we continue to help move the communities we serve toward a more sustainable future.”


For questions or more information about SSC, contact Rodd Pemble, SSC Recycling Manager at (360) 734-3490.




About Sanitary Service Company, Inc.

Established in 1929, SSC, Inc. is Whatcom County’s largest recycling and waste collection company, serving over 40,000 residential and commercial customers.  SSC is a locally-owned and family-operated business that runs its fleet on biodiesel fuel and offices on 100% Green Power.  Named Recycler of the Year for 2006 by the Washington State Recycling Association, SSC is also a 5-Star participant in the EnviroStars pollution prevention program.  The company collects a wide variety of recyclable materials through its recycling collection programs including papers, glass, metals, plastics, food/food-soiled papers, yard waste, electronics and construction/demolition debris.  Also available: confidential data shredding services and rentals of portable toilets, sinks and storage containers.  For more information, visit


About Washington Refuse & Recycling Association (WRRA)

The Washington Refuse & Recycling Association (WRRA) represents Washington's diverse and multifaceted solid waste handling industry.  Established in 1947, the WRRA works to promote fair, efficient and environmentally sound solid waste and recycling services within the Washington State regulatory system.  For more information visit




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