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DNR Celebrates America Recycles Day

Awards Wisconsin's Top Recyclers

While caring for nearby Brietzke Educational Wetland, teachers and students from the Purdy Elementary School Green Team in Fort Atkinson recycle trash and compost organic materials.  - Photo credit: DNR
While caring for nearby Brietzke Educational Wetland, teachers and students from the Purdy Elementary School Green Team in Fort Atkinson recycle trash and compost organic materials. Photo credit: DNR

Contact(s): Jennifer Semrau, DNR Waste & Materials, Management Program, 608-267-7550 , jennifer.semrau@wisconsin.gov
November 12, 2019

MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is recognizing 10 recycling programs from a mix of businesses, schools, nonprofits and local governments with the 2019 Wisconsin Recycling Excellence Awards.

In honor of America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, the DNR is recognizing four entities for "overall operations of a recycling program," four entities for "special projects and initiatives" and two entities for program "innovation."

"It is exciting to see communities and businesses find new ways to reduce waste and recycle," DNR Waste and Materials Management Program Director Joe Van Rossum said. "We want to promote these efforts and share how we divert materials from landfills in Wisconsin."

The Overall Program Awards recognize efforts that are robust and continually improving while demonstrating a commitment to improving the overall recycling or diversion program.

Projects and Initiatives Awards recognize specific projects that increase materials recycled or diverted through a particular action or project.

The Innovation Award recognizes programs that demonstrate unique and innovative approaches to recycling.

More information on the Recycling Excellence Awards is available on the DNR website, or by contacting Jennifer Semrau at jennifer.semrau@Wisconsin.gov or 608-267-7550. For more information on recycling in Wisconsin, search keyword "recycling."

Last Revised: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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