Earth Day Awards - April 2010
Earth Day celebrates 40 years! Kitsap County Solid Waste Division sponsored the 18th annual Earth Day Awards, presented to individual citizens, organizations and businesses for exemplary environmental leadership qualities in programs or projects emphasizing sustainability, waste reduction, recycling, and hazardous waste management. The awards committee selected these outstanding achievers who make a difference with their choices, and lead the way as they make others aware of environmental issues.
Best Hazardous Waste Program: Trew Auto Body
Trew Auto Body is a participating member of the Department of Ecology sponsored Environmental Results Program, a voluntary compliance and pollution prevention program for auto collision repair shops. They are also a 5 Star member of the local ENVIROSTAR program. By significantly reducing hazardous wastes and air emissions, their program identifies and promotes safer, cleaner, and more efficient hazardous waste practices. In spite of initial investment costs to purchase new equipment and train employees, owners Jerry Trew and Sheri Siliven, and Vice President Tammy Trew, wanted to create a safer and healthier environment while reducing disposal costs. Implementing this new technology has made it easier to comply with current regulations limiting volatile organic compounds. By switching to waterborne basecoats, there has been a major reduction in the volume of hazardous waste generated. Manager Bob Grewell said, “Employees are experiencing a better health environment, and customers are experiencing a higher level of satisfaction.”
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