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Taber wins Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Sustainability in Action Award

Post Date:09/27/2018 9:25 AM
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Taber wins Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Sustainability in Action Award
September 27, 2018

TABER, AB – The Town of Taber is honoured to be a recipient of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association’s Sustainability in Action Award for its Municipal Solid Waste Initiative.

According to the AUMA, the Award is presented to “an AUMA member that has demonstrated excellence in... achieving measurable outcomes in environmental sustainability,” and was awarded to the Town of Taber at the 2018 AUMA Convention in Red Deer on September 26th. 

Applications from municipalities across Alberta were submitted, and the Town of Taber and the Town of Devon were the successful recipients in the Population 2,500 – 10,000 Category.

The Municipal Solid Waste Initiative was implemented in 2016 and has ultimately resulted in a 75% diversion rate as compared to 6% prior to MSWI implementation. 

“I would like to thank our Town Administration for their dedication towards the continual implementation of our Municipal Solid Waste Initiative, said Mayor Prokop, “this AUMA award is also a testament to the public’s cooperation and we are appreciative of their continued efforts.”

“Taber is incredibly honoured to be counted within the ranks of communities awarded by the AUMA,” said Chief Administrative Officer Cory Armfelt, “to be recognized amongst fellow municipalities doing exemplary work is a distinction we are very grateful for.”

This is the third award to be presented to the Town of Taber for its Municipal Solid Waste Initiative following the presentation of the Recycling Council of Alberta’s Rs of Excellence in 2017 and the Communitas Awards’ Green Initiatives in 2018.

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