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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!

Enter to Win Here: 

Allen County Solid Waste Management District Waste Reduction Awards Entry Form

  • Organizations must be located in Allen County and waste reduction activities must have taken place in the last year.

    Please provide as much detail as possible in all fields for the judges to get a good idea of your efforts.

    At least three photos must be included of waste reduction activities as well as one of the front of your building or signage/logo.

    If you are a former winner, you must show that you have made a 20% increase in the amount of waste reduction since your last win, with a new program.

    Entries will be judged by independent experts on waste reduction based on the hierarchy 1)Reduce 2) Reuse 3)Recycle.

    Nominations may also be submitted by mail or email. Paper nominations are available. Call 260-449-7879.

  • Have questions or need help with something? Please call or email Jodi Leamon, Business Technical Coordinator, at 260-449-7879 or jodi.leamon@co.allen.in.us



When:  August 2017
Where:  To be announced at a later date.


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