Annual MassRecycle Awards

MassRecycle is soliciting nominations for the 26th Annual Recycling Awards that recognize outstanding achievements in and contributions towards recycling, reuse, and waste reduction in Massachusetts.  Awards will be presented virtually on Thursday, September 30th, 2021, 5 to 7 pm. (Register Here)

How to Apply

Online Nomination Instructions & Application |  Printable Nominations Instructions & Application

Fill out the nomination application by September 1st, 2021.  No exceptions!  Nominations must adhere to the word and attachment limits.  Write a descriptive paragraph about your hero’s accomplishments, dedication, any metrics you may have, leadership, or anything else you think we should know. Share their story with us, so we can share it with everyone else.  MassRecycle reserves the right to completely disqualify a nomination or disregard materials that fail to meet the stated guidelines or that are submitted after September 1, 2021.

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.
  • Institution/University – Presented to an employee, student, educational, healthcare, government, 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.


While you can attend the 2021 Fall Social & Awards Ceremony for free, MassRecycle does welcome donations to offset costs. To receive the zoom link, please RSVP by clicking here.


Interested in sponsoring the event?

Thank you to our 2021 Fall Social/Awards Celebration Sponsor!