WasteWise Methow has been named company of the year for 2013 by the Washington Refuse & Recycling Association (WRRA). WasteWise collected the award recently at the WRRA holiday banquet.

WasteWise also announced that Bob Yoakum has retired after 35 years of service with the company, which was formerly known as Methow Valley Sanitation Service. Yoakum has been with the company through three different owners as a garbage truck driver. He will continue driving on the WasteWise recycling route one day each week.