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Clark County Business Briefing

The Columbian
Published: November 22, 2020, 5:29am
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The Washington State Recycling Association recently announced its Recyclers of the Year. Among the nine around the state who received recognition was a Vancouver resident, and one company that works with the city of Vancouver. Pete DuBois received the state Recycling Association’s Individual Recycler of the Year Award. DuBois coordinates the Master Composter Recycler program for Clark County. The program trains 30 volunteers each year and 400 community members through their spring and fall workshop series. DuBois has constructed hundreds of compost piles, maintains 20 worm bins, among other recycling achievements. He processes more than two tons annually of urban waste at his Vancouver home. The winner of the association’s Nucor Steel Recycling Business Recycler of the Year award was Dirt Hugger, which started in 2010 but moved its operations from Oregon to Dallesport in 2015. According to a news release, Dirt Hugger accepts all of Vancouver’s commercial food waste and helped support the city’s roll out of residential yard debris with food waste. It returns more than 25,000 yards per year of organic compost to home gardens, farms, orchards, vineyards and construction projects. Winners were recognized on Nov. 3 at the virtual 40th Annual WSRA Conference and Trade Show. For more information, visit www.wsra.net or call 206-622-8425. Award applications are available each January at www.wsra.net.

Lauren Johnson was hired as principal at Johansson Wing Architects. He will lead efforts to support educational clients and their projects. Learn more about the firm, 821 S.E. 14th Loop Suite 109, Battle Ground, at www.johanssonwing.com.

Banfield Pet Hospital hired Mony Iyer as its chief operating officer. He will oversee field and operations teams across the practice’s more than 1,000 hospitals nationwide. Iyer, a native of Ohio, has a master’s degree in computer engineering and a master’s degree from Duke University. Banfield’s corporate headquarters are at 18101 S.E. Sixth Way, Vancouver.