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Wisconsin Recycling Excellence Awards
2016 Recycling Excellence Award winners announced!
The DNR recognizes outstanding recycling and waste minimization efforts through its annual Recycling Excellence Award program. This page contains information about the award nomination process and highlights the achievements of recent winners.
The Recycling Excellence Awards celebrate the outstanding recycling efforts, innovation and performance of communities and organizations, both small and large, throughout Wisconsin. Any recycling responsible unit (RU) or organization that recognizes excellence in its own program or any other program is encouraged to self-nominate or submit a nomination on another program's behalf. Nominations are accepted annually from May 1 through August 31 and recipients are announced in October.
Awards are presented to RUs and organizations for their successes in four categories including overall program, projects and initiatives, special events and innovation. More information on each of these categories and a list of the 2016 award winners is provided in the table below.
2016 award categories and winners
|Projects and Initiatives||Recognizes a finite project that demonstrated cost effectiveness or potential cost savings while increasing the overall recycling rate.||
|Overall Program||Recognizes outreach efforts that are robust and constantly improving, while demonstrating a commitment to improve the overall recycling program.||
|Special Events||Recognizes effective recycling at a special event by offering recycling for the first time or expanding existing programs.||
|Innovation||Recognizes a program that demonstrates unique and innovative approaches to recycling.||
- List of Recycling Excellence Award winners from previous years
- Read about the 2015 award winners in the June edition of the Natural Resources Magazine.