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Press Release | December 10, 2014

2014 Golden Dumpster Award Winners Announced


Best practices for waste reduction and recycling demonstrated by Seattle Properties

Seattle, WA – Tuesday night at the annual BOMA Holiday Gala, the winners of the 2014 Golden Dumpster Award were announced. In partnership with Recology CleanScapes, BOMA, and Seattle Public Utilities, the Golden Dumpster Award annually recognizes commercial properties in Seattle that have made significant achievements in the areas of waste reduction, recycling and tenant education.

Awards were given in three categories based on the size of the building. Each winner of the Golden Dumpster Award has made significant progress in reducing their total solid waste, while increasing recycling and educating their tenants on the best practices for reducing waste management costs and conserving natural resources.

The 2014 winners of the Golden Dumpster Awards are:

Property Name

Management Company

Category

World Trade
Center East

CBRE

Small (under 200,000
net rentable square feet)

705 Union Station

Unico Properties

Small (under 200,000
net rentable square feet)

Market Place Tower

Unico Properties

Small (under 200,000
net rentable square feet)

Bullitt Center

Unico Properties

Medium (200,000-500,000
net rentable square feet)

Metropolitan Park

CBRE

Large (over 500,000 net
rentable square feet)

“BOMA is excited to partner for a third time with Recology CleanScapes and Seattle Public Utilities in promoting waste reduction through the Golden Dumpster awards,” said Rod Kauffman, President of BOMA Seattle King County. “By highlighting the best practices of these award recipients, we hope to encourage the large scale utilization of these effective and sustainable approaches.”

“These winning properties set an excellent example for tenant education and environmental stewardship,” said Recology CleanScapes’ general manager, Dan Bridges. “We are happy to have an opportunity to recognize them with the Golden Dumpster awards and shine a light on their sustainable practices.”

“Once again, this year’s Golden Dumpster winners set an excellent example of our city’s commitment to recycling and composting” said Pat Kaufman with Seattle Public Utilities. “They are leaders in the business community, and exemplify what we can all hope to achieve in 2015.”

The Golden Dumpster Award began as a way to encourage properties to limit the amount of waste generated by their buildings. The award program encourages property managers to educate tenants on how best to limit their “waste footprint” while promoting composting and recycling as alternatives. The results have been greater waste diversion and higher cost savings among participants.

Property managers used a variety of techniques to achieve their waste diversion goals including conducting waste audits, using smaller garbage containers, expanding recycling and providing face-to- face tenant training prior to the roll-out of new services.

The Golden Dumpster competition began in 2012 and is sponsored by BOMA Seattle/King County, Recology CleanScapes and Seattle Public Utilities as a way to promote and reward best practices for reducing waste, reducing solid waste management costs and conserving natural resources.

 

Contact:
Kevin Kelly
206.619.0892 Cell
kkelly@recology.com


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Press Release - 2014 Golden Dumpster Award Winners


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