Submit Nominations by July 19

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Now Accepting Biosolids Excellence Entries

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Touring the City of Tacoma Community Gardens where TAGRO is donated.

Excellence in Biosolids Award

Do you know of or are you a part of a biosolids program that demonstrates cost-effective and environmentally beneficial practices? Are you aware of a professional who has made an impact in the field of biosolids? Starting in 2019, we will be offering two award categories for recognition: 1) Program and 2) Professional. Click here to review award guidelines and submit your online nomination by July 19.

The purpose of the Excellence in Biosolids Management Award is to recognize significant contributions in the development and implementation of cost-effective and environmentally beneficial Biosolids Management programs and practices.
The awards committee shall consider a wide range of activities that have contributed to excellent biosolids management.  
Such activities might include:

  • Operating Projects (all sizes) - Outstanding full-scale biosolids recycling projects.
  • Technology Development Activities - Significant technological improvements that have been developed and fully proven at the operational level.
  • Research Activities - Studies that have substantially contributed to an improved understanding of biosolids beneficial use practices, improved public acceptance and/or advances in technology.

  • Public Involvement and Marketing Activities - Significant local, regional, and national activities that have increased the acceptance by the public of biosolids beneficial use practices.

Nominations are due July 19.  All nominators notified by July 31.

Former winners included: 

2017 - Peter Severtson, WA Ecology       2018 - Dan Eberhardt, City of Tacoma-TAGRO, WA

2014 - City of Boise, ID                              2013 - Regional District of Nanaimo, BC

2012 - City of La Conner, WA                    2011 - City of Tacoma-TAGRO, WA

2010 - Metro Vancouver, BC                     2009 - Boulder Park, Inc.
2008 - SoundGro, WA                                

2007 - City of Albany, OR
                         2006 - SYLVIS Environmental, BC          

2005 - Water Env. Services of Clackamas County, OR

2004 - Natural Selection Farms, WA      2003 - City of Portland, OR