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The Solid Waste Division has received several local and state-wide awards, listed below. The division has proven to be a leader in solid waste management services throughout Kansas over the years. Most importantly, the awards are a reflection of the hardworking men and women who provide the exemplary, high levels of service each day to our residential and commercial customers.


Organization Description Year
American Public Works Association APWA logo Excellence In Program Operations Award: The Kansas APWA Chapter recognizes outstanding individuals and groups representing the best in the public works profession. The City of Lawrence received the 2015 Excellence in Program Operations Award for its solid waste management program and successful public engagement, automation, and recycling advances. Read more. 2015
Solid Waste Association of North America SWANA logo Outstanding Solid Waste Management Program Award: The Kansas SWANA Sunflower Chapter established an annual awards program in 2014 to recognize outstanding solid waste projects, programs and individuals through the state. The City of Lawrence was the first recipient of the annual Outstanding Solid Waste Management Program Award. Read more. 2014
Bridging The Gap BTG logo Environmental Excellence Award: Bridging The Gap recognizes individuals, schools, businesses, government and community organizations annually with Environmental Excellence Awards for outstanding efforts to protect the environment. The City of Lawrence received an Environmental Excellence Award for its comprehensive efforts in reducing waste, recycling, buying recycled products and achieving a 30% recycling rate within the community. Read more. 2002