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Emterra Environmental Recognized for Environmental and Business Leadership

Surrey, BC (September 25, 2015) Emterra Environmental was recently awarded the 2015 Environment and Business Achievement Award in the large business category by the Surrey Board of Trade. The award was presented to Emterra on September 10th during an awards lunch at Eagelquest Golf Course in Surrey, BC.

Now in its 9th year the Environment and Business Achievement Awards are presented to Surrey Board of Trade members or Surrey-based businesses that have demonstrated exceptional dedication to environmental leadership and/or issues.

“Emterra is honoured to be the recipient of the 2015 Environment and Business Achievement Award in the large business category because it highlights our dedication to the environment and local economy here in Surrey,” said Ed Walsh, Emterra’s VP of Operations in BC.

“As an organization that is dedicated to minimizing the environmental impact of our operations we invested $6 million into plant upgrades last year so that we could divert  even more resources away from the landfill by using energy efficient equipment.”

With 24 locations across Canada and compressed natural gas (CNG) stations and CNG fleets in Winnipeg, Manitoba as well as British Columbia’s Capital Regional District and Fraser Valley Regional District, Emterra has established itself as a leader in the use of alternative green fleet technologies. By the end of 2015, 25 per cent of Emterra’s fleet across Canada will be CNG-powered, making it one of the largest CNG fleets in Canada.

 

About Emterra Group

Emterra Group is a Canadian leader in waste resources management. A family owned and operated company, it comprises four divisions offering municipal and industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) customers with a fully integrated approach to collecting, processing and marketing waste, recyclables, organic waste, used tires, and more. Emterra has operations in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Michigan, USA, and annually ships about 500,000 tonnes of recyclables to end-markets to be re-manufactured into new products. Driven by its mandate to increase the sustainability of its operations, Emterra is one of Canada’s most progressive users of alternative green fleet technologies in the waste management industry and consistently deploys the latest green technologies to truly “walk the talk”, including using CNG vehicles and fuelling stations and operating optical sorting equipment in its recycling plants.

 

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Paulina Leung
VP of Corporate Strategy and Business Development
Emterra Group
905.336.9084, ext. 130
Paulina.Leung@emterra.ca

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