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November 2006

Commitment to reducing and recycling waste awarded

Wisconsin’s most successful professionals and businesses in reducing, reusing, and recycling construction debris were honored at WasteCap Wisconsin’s first ever R3 Awards held October 12.

The Big Diverter award recognized WasteCap Wisconsin’s current project with the highest recycling rate. Two winners were selected: for the highest recycling rate on a new construction project, M.A. Mortenson Company won for the Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee Campus Expansion, which achieved a 91 percent recycle rate. The second award, for the highest recycle rate on a demolition project, was awarded to Milwaukee Public Schools for Milwaukee Technical and Trade School project with a recycling rate of 79 percent.

The Jansen Group of Milwaukee, that has adopted a company-wide recycling program, won for the outstanding commitment award.

The outstanding board member award was given to Ed Faherty, who has served on WasteCap’s board of directors since it started in 1996 and as chairman of the board for three years.

Veridian Homes of Madison won the award for outstanding partner. Currently they are working with WasteCap on a program to recycle scrap vinyl.

Diane Hammann, of Natural Resource Technology, was honored with an award for outstanding volunteer for her leadership on the membership committee and for her marketing expertise. Hammann was also recently elected to WasteCap Wisconsin’s board of directors.

The Vinyl Institute of Arlington, Virginia was given the innovative achievement award in the category of outstanding market development for their partnership and support of WasteCap’s efforts and success with the recycling of vinyl siding scrap.

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