Our throwaways are not trash, they are
unharnessed resources. The more we recycle, the more energy we can
save and the less negative impact we place on the earth. More recyclables also
mean new products that can better our lives. SWACO offers plenty of
opportunities to Recycle Today for Tomorrow and to promote Disposal, Diversion, and Development.
Manage the District municipal solid waste stream to achieve
environmentally responsible and cost-effective disposal, treat solid
waste as a resource capable of yielding recovered materials and energy,
reduce reliance on landfilling, and plan future disposal capacity for
SWACO Guiding Principles:
- Focus on the use of technically viable and economically sound technologies.
- Utilize proven business principles in the management of District programs and projects.
public awareness and knowledge concerning effective and efficient
management of the District municipal solid waste stream.
that all initiatives involving outside private or public sector partners
identify and incorporate mutually beneficial outcomes.
waste reduction, recycling, and reuse programs and technologies that
will be both environmentally and economically sustainable.