Air & Waste Management Association (Louisiana Section) environmental awards in 2022

In memory of Dr. Joseph Didier Martinez, who created the Environmental Studies program at LSU in the late 1960’s.

The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is an environmental professional organization that provides a neutral forum for technology exchange, professional development, networking opportunities, public education, and outreach to more than 9000 environmental professionals in 65 countries. The Louisiana Section has hundreds of members and presents activities that focus on local and regional environmental issues.

Awards for outstanding achievements presented at the Fall Conference:

1. Waste elimination, reduction, reuse, and/or recycling
2. Contaminated site investigation, remediation, and/or redevelopment

Applications limited to projects completed in Louisiana during 2020-2022. Ten-page limit including text and optional tables, drawings, or photographs. Provide project description, new or improved technology/process/concept, and environmental benefits. Submitting organization will not be identified in the application pages, only in the transmitting email to

Deadline for the 2022 submittals has passed, thank you to everyone who participated.

Blind judging by A&WMA Louisiana Section.

Winners received their awards at the Fall Conference in Baton Rouge on October 26 or 27, 2022.

If questions, contact Michael Waguespack at 504-593-5693.

2022 Award Recipients

Waste elimination, reduction, reuse, and/or recycling awarded to Compost NOW

Contaminated site investigation, remediation, and/or redevelopment awarded to Regional Planning Commission

Past Award Recipients

Lafayette Public Works Department
LSU Facility & Property Oversight
St. Margaret’s Catholic School in Lake Charles

Industry- Valero St. Charles Refinery “Coker Sludge Injection”
Municipalities/Parishes- City of West Monroe “Water Reuse Project”
Universities/Colleges- Dr. Ralph Portier of LSU “In Situ Remediation of a Gas Pipeline Compressor Station”
Small Businesses- Hollywood Trucks “Ecoluxe Fleet”.

2012 – Valero St. Charles Refinery “Catalytic Cracker Conversion”

2011 – ENVIRON International Corporation “VOC BioTreat Process”

2010 – Monsanto Company “Reducing Monsanto’s Carbon Footprint through Hydrogen Recovery”

2009 – Monsanto Company “Catalyst Use Reduction Project”

2008 – PPG Industries, Inc. “Membrane Cell Unit Project”

2007 – Cytec Industries, Inc. “Burn Landfill Gas in Process Air Preheater”

2006 – East Baton Rouge City-Parish DPW Environmental Division “Hurricane Woody Debris Converted Into Boiler Fuel.”