Annual MassRecycle Awards

MassRecycle is soliciting nominations for the 29th Annual Awards that recognize outstanding achievements in and contributions towards recycling, reuse, and waste reduction in Massachusetts. The 2024 awards will be presented at the Fall Social on September 18th, 5-8PM at DCU Center in Worcester.

See a list of all previous winners by clicking here.

How to Apply

Online Nomination Instructions & Application 2024 Printable Nomination Instructions & Application

Nomination applications are due by August 1, 2024.

Award Categories

  • Individual – Presented to an individual who deserves special recognition for contributing to recycling, reuse and/or waste reduction in Massachusetts through leadership, sharing knowledge with others, or other avenues.
  • Municipal – Presented to a municipality that has developed an outstanding municipal recycling program. Recycling Dividends Program metrics encouraged. Innovation, leadership and/or overcoming political obstacles highly weighted.
  • Transfer Station open 3 days/week or less – Presented to a municipality that has a transfer station that is only open 3 days per week or less, and has developed an outstanding recycling program, maximized diversion, or implemented creative solutions to address their community’s unique challenges. Innovation, leadership and/or overcoming challenges highly weighted.
  • College/University – Presented to a college employee or student that has developed and/or is operating an outstanding recycling, reuse and/or waste reduction program. Special consideration given to programs that emphasize collaboration.
  • Institution – Presented to an employee, healthcare, government, nonprofit, or other organization or facility that has developed and/or is operating an outstanding recycling, reuse and/or waste reduction program.
  • nonprofit, or other organization or facility that has developed and is operating an outstanding recycling, reuse, and/or waste reduction program.
  • Business – Presented to a traditional business that has developed and operates an outstanding recycling/waste reduction program that increases recycling and/or reduces waste generated by their business.
  • Public Servant – Presented to a politician or government official that has demonstrated great leadership in pushing forward waste reduction, reuse and recycling in the Commonwealth through implementation of innovative programs or legislation.

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