Interior Removal Specialist Receives Prestigious ISWA Innovation Award

November 6, 2007


South Gate, CA – Interior Removal Specialist, Inc. (IRS), a demolition contractor, was awarded the International Solid Waste Association’s (ISWA) Innovation Award on September 24, 2007, at a ceremony in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. SCS Engineers, a member of ISWA, nominated IRS for the prestigious award that recognizes significant contributions to innovation in sustainable waste management.

IRS was chosen from dozens of applicants from around the world for this award, and joins a long list of past winners. SCS Engineers takes pride in being a consulting member of Interior Removal Specialist team as IRS is an innovator in deconstruction and demolition debris recycling.

Interior Removal Specialist diverts 72% of all debris generated, diverting materials not even being considered by most other facilities. Interior Removal Specialist has researched and found markets for drywall, used cabinetry, carpet, ceiling tile, and office furniture. In fact, they ship 9,600 tons of drywall, 140 tons of ceiling tiles, and 350 tons of carpet for recycling each year.

In 2005, the company was awarded the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award from the State of California. In 2006, Interior Removal Specialist received: gold and silver awards from the Solid Waste Association of North America; the California Integrated Waste Management Board’s Waste Reduction Program of the Year Award; and the Gold Medal for recycling from the California Resource Recovery Association.

The International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) is an international, independent and non-profit making association, working in the public interest to promote and develop sustainable waste management worldwide. ISWA has members around the world and is the only worldwide association promoting sustainable and professional waste management.