OC Waste & Recycling Exemplifies Public Engagement
By Todd Spitzer, Chairman of the OC Board of Supervisors, Portions courtesy of OC Waste & Recycling
The Association of California Cities-Orange County last week awarded the Golden Hub of Innovation to OC Waste & Recycling (OCWR) for two of its programs:
- Community Outreach Ambassador Program; and Landfill Good Neighbor Policy.
All Orange County cities, special districts and public agencies are eligible for the awards, which are given annually in several categories. OC Waste & Recycling garnered two awards in the category of Public Engagement. “OC Waste & Recycling works hard to be a good neighbor when it comes to solid waste management. That includes implementing best management practices in operations and pro-active engagement with landfill neighbors,” said Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Todd Spitzer upon hearing of the awards.
The Community Outreach Ambassador Program also reflects OCWR’s core values of collaboration, competency, challenge and variety.
OC Waste & Recycling’s Community Outreach Ambassador Program increased the reach of their recycling message by training and deploying employees to serve at public events. OCWR’s Ambassadors can be seen working at events all around the County—using their knowledge and experience to inform and educate the public to reduce, reuse and recycle. Information about upcoming events is available at www.ocecochallenge.com.
Since 2012 a strategic Good Neighbor Policy at Orange County landfills has created good will to ensure continued operations and responsiveness to community concerns. Information about Orange County’s landfills can be found at http://oclandfills.com/landfill/.