The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the 2018 winners of the national WasteWise awards in the Great Lakes Region.
The City of Urbana was awarded the 2018 U.S. EPA's WasteWise local government partner of the year! In 2017, the Urbana Public Works Department recycled more than 9,600 tons of materials, including construction and demolition debris, achieving a 90% diversion rate.
“As zero waste is the ultimate goal, City of Urbana staff have exceeded expectations to attain that objective. Recycling and environmental sustainability habits are instilled in the work culture at the City of Urbana and I am proud of the accomplishments that city staff have achieved for their reuse and recycling efforts.” - Courtney Kwong, Recycling Coordinator