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​'Wipe Out Waste' Recycling Leaders Honored


wow awards receptionDo you have what it takes to “recycle right”? Eight Mecklenburg County partners and businesses were recognized recently for their outstanding recycling efforts at the 2018 Wipe Out Waste Ambassador Awards. 

The annual award ceremony is the highlight of Mecklenburg County’s Wipe Out Waste Ambassador Program, a free networking and educational program for local businesses that are committed to building a stronger community through recycling and reducing waste in the workplace. 

The program recognizes and rewards Mecklenburg County businesses for their waste reduction and recycling efforts, and has over 200 member organizations, ranging from small non-profits to large corporations.

District 5 Commissioner Matthew Ridenhour emceed the awards presentation and presented awards to seven businesses, each within a distinct award category. A short video highlighting the efforts of the winning business was shown in conjunction with the presentation of each award and can be viewed on the website. Photos from this year’s banquet can be found on our Flickr page

Winners included:

​Award​Company [w/ links to Award Videos]
​The Pacesetter Award Sealed Air Corporation
I​nstitutional Recycling Program of the YearProvidence Day School
​Remanufacturer of the YearTrane - Charlotte Remanufacturing
​Recycling Program of the Year - Small BusinessSimplicity Organizers
​Outstanding Recycling Program - Entertainment &

Sports Venue

Hornets Sports & Entertainment (HS&E)

The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA)

​Community Waste Reduction Partner of the Year Society of St. Andrews
​Emerging Ambassador Award​Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

The Ambassador Awards event operated with the generous support of Mecklenburg County sponsors: Diamond Springs Water, O’Leary Waste Systems, Providence Day School, BASF and ISS Facility Management. 

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