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Press Release | March 27, 2013

BOMA, CleanScapes, and Seattle Public Utilities Launch 2013 Golden Dumpster Awards


- Awards recognize commercial properties in Seattle for solid waste reduction and recycling efforts -

Seattle, WA – On Monday, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Seattle/King County, CleanScapes and Seattle Public Utilities officially launched the 2013 Golden Dumpster Awards competition. These awards provide commercial properties in Seattle with an opportunity to be recognized for achieving significant solid waste reduction, increasing and encouraging recycling and composting in their building, and providing educational opportunities for their tenants.

The Golden Dumpster Awards, now in their second year, promote and reward best practices among commercial property managers and highlights the importance of resource conservation. Commercial properties in Seattle who are also members of BOMA can apply for the 2013 Golden Dumpster Awards. In order to be eligible, the building must consist of a minimum 50% office space and have a minimum 50% occupancy during the competition period of April 1, 2012 to April 2013.

“Environmental sustainability and resource stewardship are best accomplished in our live-work community through partnership and teamwork,” said Rod Kauffman, President of BOMA. “BOMA is pleased to work in cooperation with Seattle Public Utilities and CleanScapes to conduct this friendly competition that recognizes effort and achievement in reducing the solid waste stream associated with businesses and building operations.”

Properties will be judged based on responses to an online survey relating to waste diversion, education and purchasing. Winners will be announced in three categories: small (under 200,000 square feet); medium (200,001 square feet to 500,000 square feet); and large (over 500,000 square feet).

“The Golden Dumpster Awards are a wonderful way to create recognition for companies who are saving money and creating an environmentally-friendly workplace through recycling and composting.” said Tom Gannon, Seattle Public Utilities program manager.

Interested property management companies have until August 1st to submit their application for this award. Applications and additional information can be found by visiting www.cleanscapes.com/seattle.

“CleanScapes is proud to partner with BOMA and Seattle Public Utilities to recognize and encourage commercial properties to preserve our natural resources,” said CleanScapes President and founder, Chris Martin. “Commercial properties in Seattle deserve acknowledgement for their efforts and we are pleased the Golden Dumpster Awards have provided an opportunity to show our support for businesses who are committed to waste diversion.”

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


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