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DNR Recycling Excellence Awards celebrate Wisconsin recyclers on America Recycles Day

Contact(s): Jennifer Semrau, DNR Waste & Materials Management Program, 608-267-7550
November 13, 2018

MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources congratulates ten recycling programs, businesses and organizations for winning a 2018 Wisconsin Recycling Excellence Award.

In honor of America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, 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 Award winners are recognized for a specific project that increases materials recycled or diverted through a specific action or project.

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

The Special Events Award honors providing effective recycling at special events for the first time or by expanding existing programs.

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

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

Last Revised: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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