Government Recycler of the Year Award

Presented to a local, regional or state governmental agency, which has instituted comprehensive waste prevention and recycling programs.
  • Involves an extensive or unique population base in the program.
  • Achieves significant waste stream diversion and/or diversion of newly marketable materials.
  • Describes practical and successful program methodologies for collection.
  • Demonstrates ability of program to be modeled in other communities.        


Non-Profit Recycler of the Year Award

Presented to a nonprofit organization; such as an environmental group, university, church, or hospital, that has had significant impact in its community through leadership and program development.
  • Impacts waste diversion in the community.
  • Describes marketing success or recyclables, material diversion, or other unique program attributes to capture recyclable materials.
  • Shows educational success of a program.
  • Demonstrates ability of program to be modeled in other communities.
   
Business Recycler of the Year Award

Presented to a business that practices outstanding leadership in waste prevention and recycling in their region or field. 
  • Describes comprehensiveness of recycling and waste prevention.
  • Shows volume of material recycled and types of recyclable waste streams captured.
   
K-12 Schools Recycler of the Year Award

Presented to a school that has established a comprehensive system of waste prevention, recycling, and other environmental programs. 
 
  • Describes practical and successful program methodology
  • Demonstrates ability of programs to be modeled by other schools.
  • Shows educational components of the program and the success derived from educational efforts.
   
Higher Education Recycler of the Year Award

Presented to a school that has established a comprehensive system of waste prevention, recycling, and other environmental programs.
  • Describes practical and successful program methodology
  • Demonstrates ability of programs to be modeled by other schools.
  • Shows educational components of the program and the success derived from educational efforts.
   
Tom Hattle Memorial Award

Presented to an outstanding Teacher or community leader that gives their all to promote recycling.
  • Demonstrates success of waste prevention/recycling efforts, in terms of numbers of people affected, tonnage diverted, new programs initiated and other measures.
  • Illustrates positive impact individually has had on his/her community, institution or field.
   
Recycling Video Award

Presented to the most innovated, or clear case presentation for sustainability in recycling.
  • Describes how or why you should recycle
  • Shows how recycling is done creatively or through education.
  • Limited to 1-3 minutes only and must include a list of production credits at the end.
  • The video must be current, made within the last two years.
  • The video may be funny, serious or informative, but it must be about recycling.
  • Video should be uploaded to you-tube and the link submitted with nomination




   
Working together to promote reuse and recycling activities in Tennessee.
   


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