2022 Casella Sustainability Award

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Town of Stratham, NH Named 2022 Casella Sustainability Leadership Award Recipient 
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RUTLAND, Vt., April 21, 2022 – Casella Waste Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Town of Stratham, New Hampshire was recently honored for their leadership in sustainability at the second annual Casella Sustainability Leadership Award Ceremony.  

The Casella Sustainability Leadership Awards represent a commitment to creating a better tomorrow and showcase the grit, drive, and determination that has led each award recipient down their own individual sustainability paths. These impressive leaders were selected out of dozens of qualifying nominations including municipalities, colleges and universities, community organizations, industrial manufacturers, food and beverage producers, and more. 

“It gives us a great sense of pride to honor the Town of Stratham for their innovative work in prioritizing sustainable practices today, tomorrow, and well into the future,” said John W. Casella, Chairman and CEO of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. “Their work inspires us every day and we hope that by shining the spotlight on them that others will be driven to improve the sustainability of their operations.” 

The Town of Stratham, New Hampshire, has been a valued Casella customer for the past nine years and is serviced by the Casella hauling division in Salem. With a population of around 7,500, the town currently recycles nearly 1,000 tons per year with an estimated recycling rate of 30 percent. To further advance their recycling efforts, in 2021 Stratham residents transitioned to automated collection services, improving overall efficiency, safety, and environmental impact. To support the project, the Town secured a grant from the Recycling Partnership for education and carts, which are constructed from 40 percent post-consumer recycled content. 

“On behalf of the town of Stratham select board, the town staff, and our residents I would like to thank Casella for their support and recognition with the 2022 Sustainability Leadership Award,” expressed Stratham Town Manager David Moore. “In Stratham, we take a long view of the effects of our operations and services in our community. That required leadership and initiative when it came to addressing our long-term challenges and constant improvement towards managing our resources and being stewards of our earth. We are always, as a town, looking for ways to continuously improve and we see in Casella a partner who has previously brought us opportunities and we welcome further collaboration on that.” 

The Town of Stratham was among seven award winners honored on Wednesday, April 20 at a virtual awards ceremony. Other winners included: Cabot/Agri-Mark, GlobalFoundries, Middlebury Natural Foods Co-Op, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, St. Paul’s School, and Tufts University as customers who are standing out among their peers in their efforts to reach their sustainability goals.