TRC Awards

Recycler of the Year Award

The Tennessee Recycling Coalition Annual Recyclers of the Year Awards will be presented at the 29th Annual TRC Conference at the Awards Reception on Monday, August 13, 2018. TRC recognizes individuals, organizations, schools and businesses in the State of Tennessee that have demonstrated a commitment to waste prevention and recycling.

Awards will be presented in the following six (6) categories (view criteria for each category):
  • Government Recycler of the Year
  • Non-Profit Recycler of the Year
  • Business Recycler of the Year
  • K-12 Schools Recycler of the Year
  • Higher Education Recycler of the Year
  • Tom Hattle Memorial Award
  • Recycling Video Production of the Year

Awards open on April 1, 2018

Submissions are due June 30, 2018!

TRC is accepting awards applications for all awards categories. A panel of judges will select a winner in each category.

To nominate an individual, organization, school or business, submit a 500-word or less description of the program (or individual), using the category and judging criteria listed here. Applications must contain supporting documentation, such as photographs, charts, signage and other information. Programs should have been in place for a minimum of one year to be considered for an award.  Submission of photos and supporting documents are a must to be considered a complete application.

Videos must be 1-3 minutes in length, with titles and credits attached and placed on YouTube. Just send us the link. (see criteria below)

Send your applications/nominations and any supporting documentation to:

TRC Awards Program
c/o Mark Braswell
Tennessee Recycling Coalition
P.O. Box 23796
Nashville, TN 37202

For more information contact: Mark Braswell at 423-854-5459 or by email

Recycler of the Year Award Winners

Please visit out Past Award Winners page to read about previous recipients of the TRC Recycler of the Year Awards.

Working together to promote reuse and recycling activities in Tennessee.

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