SWANA Announces 2024 Technical Division Award Winners

SWANA Announces 2024 Technical Division Award Winners

February 27, 2024 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2024 Technical Division Awards, celebrating outstanding achievements and innovations in solid waste management.

“The Technical Division Awards spotlight exemplary programs, facilities, and individuals dedicated to advancing sustainable waste management practices. We are excited to congratulate this year’s award winners that represent a diverse range of organizations
and individuals whose remarkable contributions have significantly impacted the industry,” said SWANA Executive Director & CEO Amy Lestition Burke.

The awards cover a broad spectrum of categories, from community-driven awareness campaigns to facility excellence in waste conversion and energy recovery. Each accolade highlights the commitment to innovation and service within the industry. The awards
ceremony will be held on April 16 at SOAR in Phoenix, Arizona.

“This recognition is a testament to our members’ commitment to excellence and innovation in the waste management industry. Your dedication exemplifies SWANA’s goal of driving progress in our industry. Your achievements inspire us, and
we are proud to honor your contributions. Congratulation on this well-deserved honor,” said SWANA President Art Mercer.

Congratulations to our 2024 Technical Division Award winners:

Collection & Transfer Technical Division Award

Distinguished Individual Achievement Award:
Marc Rogoff – Senior Consultant, Geosyntec Consultants

Communication, Education & Marketing Technical Division Awards

Distinguished Individual Achievement Award: Ramona Simpson – Operations Manager – Environmental/Fleet, Town of Queen CreekOutstanding Awareness Campaign:
City of Orlando, Solid WasteOutstanding Social Media Campaign:
Surfrider FoundationGame Changing Tools:
Pinellas County Solid Waste

Landfill Management Technical Division Award

Distinguished Individual Achievement Award:
Timothy Mitchell – Project Manager, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Planning & Management Technical Division Award

Distinguished Individual Achievement Award:
Michael Greenberg – Retired President of GT Environmental, Inc.

Landfill Gas & Biogas Technical Division Awards

Hall of Flame: Joseph P. Curro – Principal Engineer, CDM SmithEternal Flame:
Tim Torrez – Environmental Manager, Republic Services

Sustainable Materials Management Technical Division Awards

Advancement Award: David Lammers
– Graduate Student and Engineer, University of South Dakota and Total Component SolutionsOrganization Award: City of Austin – Austin Resource RecoveryOrganization Award Honorable Mention: City of Carlsbad – Sustainable Materials Management Division

Waste Conversion & Energy Recovery Technical Division Awards

Trailblazer Distinguished Individual Achievement Award:
Jean Lucas – President & CEO, Eco Waste SolutionsFacility Excellence Award:
Pinellas County Waste to Energy Facility

For more information about the Technical Division Awards and other SWANA initiatives, please visit