PVT Receives National Award for Sustainability, Recycling
Company Recycling 4.5 Million Cubic Yards of Buried Debris
June 29, 2015
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Contact: John Williamson
Phone: (808) 295-4075
Honolulu, HI – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has named PVT Land Company, Ltd., as the winner of the SWANA Silver Excellence Award in the Recycling Systems category. Noting that the SWANA awards are the Academy Awards of the industry and that thousands of companies take part in the completion, PVT President and CEO Albert Shigemura said, “Bringing home the SWANA Silver Excellence Award is huge and confirms Hawaii in the vanguard of innovation in solid waste recycling and sustainable practices.”
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.
PVT Land Company is pursuing a strategy to optimize landfill capacity and has introduced a new recycling system that will enable reclamation and processing of about 4.5 million cubic yards of waste now buried in the landfill, in addition to waste that is brought to the facility on a daily basis.
The PVT recycling system can process 1,700 to 2,000 tons of C&D waste per day and convert up to 900 tons to feedstock that can be burned for energy production. The company also offers Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) reporting to customers who recycle C&D materials and wish to acquire LEED points.
PVT Vice President of Operations Steve Joseph credited support from state and county officials for enabling the company to take a cutting-edge approach in several areas and implement initiatives on a timely basis.
The award will be presented at SWANA’s annual conference, WASTECON®, on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, in Orlando, Florida.
The PVT Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility is Oahu’s only construction and demolition (C&D) landfill. It plays a vital role in Hawaii’s economy as the only location on Oahu where debris from construction projects, storms, and other sources can be disposed of safely and securely. Today it is one of the most efficient integrated waste management facilities in the nation. Instead of burying debris, the focus now is on recycling the majority of debris entering the facility and processing as much as possible as feedstock for energy production.