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2017 Golden Dumpster Awards

The Golden Dumpster Award recognizes commercial properties that have made significant achievements in the areas of waste reduction, recycling and composting.  This competition is sponsored by Recology CleanScapes, BOMA Seattle/King County and Seattle Public Utilities to promote and reward best practices for reducing waste, decreasing solid waste management costs and conserving natural resources.


Eligible properties must meet the following criteria:

  • Located in the City of Seattle

  • Managed by a property management company that is a BOMA Seattle/King County member

  • Encompass a minimum of 50% office space and minimum 50% occupancy during the competition period

  • A property manager, building engineer and/or designee must be available during the period of September 1 – 15, 2017 to conduct a site walk-through and review of application materials.

  • Allow Recology CleanScapes, BOMA and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) to use information and photos after the program.


Deadline: September 1, 2017



Each property will be evaluated upon completion of the online application. A Waste Zero Specialist will visit the property to evaluate waste management practices and review recycling and composting programs. For tips on how to implement a successful recycling & composting program see RESOURCES above.


Winners will be recognized in the following ways as a leader in waste reduction, recycling and composting.

  • Award ceremony – November 2017 BOMA Event

  • Press release in local media

  • Letter of recognition from the City of Seattle

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NEW this year!  

Apply to win the PLATINUM Dumpster Award.  This prestigious award builds on the successes of past Golden Dumpster Award winners and showcases commercial properties that are leading the way in waste reduction, recycling, composting and promoting a zero waste office environment.  ONLY past Golden Dumpster Award winners may apply.  

Deadline: September 1, 2017  

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