Commitment to reducing and recycling
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
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
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
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.