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OC Waste & Recycling Wins 2014 Landfill Excellence Award

Solid Waste Association of North America Recognizes Agency's Commitment to Proper Waste Disposal

OC Waste & Recycling will receive SWANA’s Excellence Award for its Olinda Alpha Landfill in Brea. The facility is a modern landfill using contemporary technology and innovation to deliver cost-effective waste disposal services to more than 3,100,000 residents of Orange County.

 “The second largest landfill in California and home to the third largest landfill gas-to-electricity conversion facility in the U.S., Olinda Alpha Landfill is financially sound, a proud steward of the environment and public trust, makes employee and customer safety its top priority, and is a good neighbor to its surrounding urban community,” said Raymond Hull, administrative manager for OC Waste & Recycling.

 The entry can be found on SWANA’s website at

 SWANA’s Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities that advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound solid waste management through their commitment to utilizing effective technologies and processes in system design and operations, advancing worker and community health and safety, and implementing successful public education and outreach programs. Programs also must demonstrate that they are fiscally and environmentally responsible through their compliance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations. 

About the County of Orange, OC Waste & Recycling:

The County of Orange OC Waste & Recycling Department operates the county’s three active regional landfills and has invested more than $23 million in support of local waste reduction and diversion programs. Through sound strategic planning, OC Waste & Recycling and Olinda Alpha Landfill are taking the lead in evaluating programs, projects, and partnerships to keep up with rapid changes in the landfill and waste management business.

About SWANA:

For more than 50 years, the Solid Waste Association of North America has been the leading professional association in the solid waste field. The association serves more than 8,000 members throughout North America, and thousands more with conferences, certifications, publications and technical training courses.