Recycling Champion Award

The nomination time period has closed for 2019.  

Do you know a recycling super star?  An individual, group or organization passionate about recycling and exceptionally committed to reducing, reusing, recycling or composting? Nominate them for an Anoka County Recycling Champion Award.
To nominate someone for a Recycling Champion Award, simply complete the nomination form on-line.  

McDonalds Recycling

Nominations for Recycling Champion must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2019.

Recycling Champions selected will be acknowledged, a certificate of appreciation will be given to each recipient.

The goal of all Recycling & Resource Solutions programs are to reduce the amount of trash generated in Anoka County by properly managing the items that can be reduced, reused, recycled or composted. We would like to recognize those individuals or groups that help us achieve this goal. 

Below are examples of activities that qualify an individual or an organization to be a Recycling Champion.  A champion must go beyond their own personal activities to set up programs that allow others to reduce, reuse, recycle or compost at a location that didn’t have the opportunity before.

Waste Reduction Activities – waste prevention is preventing the generation of waste, thus saving natural resources - activities include:

  • Holding a low-to-no waste event in the community,
  • Switching to reusable dishes, table cloths and decorations for special events,
  • Setting up a clothing swap or organizing a neighborhood garage sale and making plans so that everyone can donate items that don’t sell.

Recycling/Composting Program Creation Activities – activities include:

Starting a recycling or composting program at work, school, church which can involve the following steps: 

  • Meeting with the organization/facility staff to obtain permission, 
  • Finding out exactly what is generated at the facility; what is recyclable or compostable,
  • Adding containers to set up a collection system, 
  • Obtaining and placing signage or labels on containers, 
  • Promoting the program,
  • Data collection on how much was recycled or composted, and 
  • Obtaining proof that materials were picked up and brought to a recycling or composting facility.

If you have any questions about the Recycling Champion Awards call Anoka County Recycling & Resource Solutions, 763-324-3400.