Pollution Prevention Awards
Now Accepting Nominations for the 2020 Pollution Prevention Awards
Central San conducts its Pollution Prevention Awards program each year in conjunction with National Pollution Prevention Week, the third week of September. Since initiating the program in 1992, Central San has recognized more than 100 local businesses for their exceptional efforts to minimize pollution. To nominate a business for a 2020 Pollution Prevention Award, email CHenry@centralsan.org by July 31, 2020.
Award winners will be recognized at the Sustainable Contra Costa Awards Gala held on September 17, 2020.
Two local businesses were presented with Pollution Prevention Awards by the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District in September 2019.
last year’s winners are:
- Contra Costa Newspapers, in Concord
- Pacific Gas & Electric Applied Technology Services, in San Ramon
The awards went to businesses and organizations that have made outstanding efforts to prevent water pollution, including:
- Changing products or processes to use fewer toxic materials
- Using new technologies or procedures to keep contaminants from entering the sewer or storm drain system
- Educating employees or the public about ways to prevent pollution