Annual MassRecycle Awards

Every year, MassRecycle solicits nominations for Annual MassRecycle Awards that recognize outstanding achievements in and contributions towards recycling, reuse, and waste reduction in Massachusetts.  In 2021, the awards were presented virtually on Thursday, September 30th, 2021, 5 to 7 pm.

See a list of all previous winners by clicking here.

Watch the full 2021 Awards Ceremony by clicking here!

How to Apply: (Subject to be changed for the 2022 awards)

Online Nomination Instructions & Application |  Printable Nominations Instructions & Application

Nomination applications are typically due by September.

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.

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