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Bellingham, WA - The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BWCCI) recognized Sanitary Service Company, Inc.’s (SSC) sustainability efforts with their 2012 Green Business of the Year award. The award was presented at the Chamber’s Annual Awards Dinner, held December 5th in Bellingham.

SSC was recognized for its commitment to sustainable business practices and customer services, including the company’s use of biodiesel in its fleet of recycling, garbage and delivery trucks and use of 100% Green Power. SSC is also a 5 star EnviroStars business, a regional program that promotes pollution prevention. 

“As a locally-owned company in a part of the world that is known for its beautiful, clean environment, we are acutely aware that we all share in the responsibility to protect and preserve its health and beauty,” said SSC President, Paul Razore. “I salute all of the hard working, loyal employees at SSC who have made this award possible. We are all so fortunate to live, work and play in Whatcom County. We all aspire to have our future generations inherit an environment we have all been so blessed and honored to experience.”

Rodd Pemble, SSC Recycling Manager, said the company looks forward to building on this achievement. “We’ll continue to move our company, and the communities here in Whatcom County that we serve, toward a more sustainable future.”

The Green Business of the Year is awarded each year to a Whatcom County business that has demonstrated through its product, business plan, and general operational practice to help reduce waste, pollution or address other environmental issues. For more information about SSC’s sustainability initiatives, contact Rodd Pemble, SSC Recycling Manager at or call (360) 734-3490.


About Sanitary Service Company (SSC)

Established in 1929, SSC is Whatcom County's largest recycling and garbage collection service provider, serving 45,000 + customers from Bellingham to Blaine and beyond. SSC is a sustaining member of Sustainable Connections, a Toward Zero Waste Founding Pioneer, 100% Green Power Leader, 5-Star EnviroStar business and Whatcom Smart Trips employer. For more info visit

Photo attached: SSC guests and Recycling Manager, Rodd Pemble, pose for photo after SSC was named 2012 Green Business of the Year by the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry. From left: Lisa Meucci, Meucci Consulting, (former) Sen. Harriet Spanel, former Bellingham City Councilwoman Louise Bjornson, Rodd Pemble, SSC Recycling Manager.

Photo Credit: Sofia Byrd


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