Waste Reduction Awards

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The Allen County Solid Waste Management District has been putting on the Excellence in Recycling Awards for 24 years. We do this to encourage businesses and nonprofits to reduce waste, reuse materials in creative ways, and to “close the loop” by using recycled materials.


Waste Reduction Awards are given to businesses or organizations, including nonprofits, operating in Allen County, Indiana. They are judged by a panel of independent experts in the field and are awarded for REDUCING, REUSING and RECYCLING in the past year.

A recent survey found that 98% of Allen County residents polled care about recycling, and studies have shown that companies that build sustainability into their core strategies outperform those that fail to show leadership in this area.1,2 Initiating waste saving measures can impress customers and save money.  Winning an Excellence in Recycling Award would allow you to show the results of the work you have put into meeting your triple bottom line: people, planet, and profit.

The Awards are self-nominated, requiring some data collection from the past year and some background on your organization. So start now!

Entries due by 8:00am July 24th, 2017!



When:  August 17, 2017 from 11:30-1:30
Where:  Memorial Coliseum Conference Center


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