Harvey Levitt, a former operations manager at the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority, has been awarded the Solid Waste Authority of North America’s (SWANA) Life Member Award by The International Awards Committee and the SWANA Board of Directors.
SWANA has awarded Mr. Levitt, “for [his] long involvement and contributions to the Solid Waste Association of North America and to the field of municipal solid waste management.” This award also gifts Mr. Levitt with a full membership in SWANA and its chapters, without charge, from this point forward.
Mr. Levitt has more than 25 years of experience in solid waste management in both the private and the public sector. He helped create the Target Recycling program that helps all Whitfield County schools and over 250 community businesses participate in recycling. He served for 18 years at DWSWA, overseeing a "very successful solid waste management program," before retiring in December 2012.
Georgia Chapter President Suki Janssen nominated Mr. Levitt for this award and described, “how training participants love [his] ‘patient, kind and calm demeanor and solid waste knowledge.’”
Mr. Levitt has previously received the “Professional Achievement Award-Public Sector” by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) in the past.
"The prestigious SWANA Life Member Award may only be given to one member per year," officials said. "Consideration for the award includes the member’s length of service, commitment to SWANA and its chapters, and superior commitment and service to his employer. After his dedication and valuable impact for DWSWA and the community, he is fully deserving of this award."