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DNR Recycling Excellence Awards celebrate America Recycles Day

Published by Central Office November 14, 2017

Contact(s): Jennifer Semrau, DNR Waste Reduction and Diversion Coordinator, 608-267-7550

MADISON - Seven recycling programs, organizations and businesses impacting their local communities received 2017 Recycling Excellence Awards from the Department of Natural Resources as part of America Recycles Day, held November 15.

In its fifth year, the award recognizes four categories of excellence: Projects and Initiatives, Overall Program, Special Events and Innovation.

"It is an honor to recognize these programs for their waste diversion achievements in conjunction with America Recycles Day," said Joe Van Rossum, Waste and Materials Management Program director.

Projects and Initiatives winners are recognized for a specific project that demonstrates cost effectiveness while increasing materials recycled.

The Overall Program Award recognizes outreach efforts that are robust and constantly improving, while demonstrating a commitment to improve the overall recycling program.

The Innovation Award recognizes programs that demonstrate unique and innovative approaches to recycling. Glean Central Wisconsin wins the Innovation Award for starting and expanding a food diversion program from farmers markets to local food pantries and community meal programs.

More information on the awards program is available on the DNR website,, by searching "Recycling Excellence Awards."

Last Revised: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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