Surrey’s ‘Rethink Waste’ Program Wins National Sustainability Award

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Surrey Rethink Award

Surrey, BC – The City of Surrey has received a 2014 Sustainable Communities Award for its ‘Rethink Waste’ Collection Program from The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM).

“The City has made a commitment to innovation and best practices in sustainability for its future,” said Surrey Mayor, Dianne Watts. “Surrey is expected to grow to over 750,000 residents in the next two decades which means we need to plan for this growth. We eagerly anticipate the completion of the Bio-Fuel Facility next year, making Surrey home to the only fully integrated, closed-loop waste management system in North America.”

The award was presented at a ceremony during the FCM Sustainable Communities Conference in Prince Edward Island on February 13, 2014. Councillor Bruce Hayne, Chair of Surrey’s Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee, was present at the ceremony to accept the award on behalf of the City.

“It’s about having a vision and making that commitment,” said Councillor Hayne. “The ‘Rethink Waste’ program is an outcome of that vision, and we are honoured to receive this award.”