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.  The 2022 Awards will be presented at the Fall Social on September 22, 2022 at Mezza Luna in Bourne.

Please join us in a round of applause for this year’s awardees. To read more about their great work and to learn about the other nominees, CLICK HERE.

2022 Winners

Lifetime Commitment Awards will also be given to :

  • Kathleen Casey, Hilltown Resource Management Cooperative
  • Lynn Rubinstein, NERC
  • Terri Goldberg, NEMOWA
  • Bruce Gellerman, WBUR
  • Daniel Moon, EBC
  • Kerry Weaver, Town of Lexington

Thank you to our 2022 Fall Social/Awards Celebration Sponsor!

How to Apply

Subject to be changed for the 2023 awards:

Online Nomination Instructions & Application  Awards Printable Nomination Instructions & Application

Nomination applications typically are due by August 1.

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.
  • 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.

Previous Awards

See a list of all previous winners by clicking here.

Watch the full 2021 Awards Ceremony by clicking here!