Nominate Devon’s recycling heroes for annual awards

Recycle Devon Thank You Awards

Posted on: 23 October 2019

Devon residents and communities are once again being called on to nominate their unsung recycling heroes, whose efforts have helped the county remain one of the greenest in the UK.

The Seventh Recycle Devon Thank You Awards will be held on Friday 6 March 2020. Nominations for the eight categories, including those for schools, businesses, and community groups, can be submitted on the Recycle Devon website from 17 October to 29 November 2019.

Every year the awards go from strength to strength with more than 40 well deserved nominations received for the 2019 awards.

The Thank You Awards are organised by the Recycle Devon team, and were first launched to recognise those people who do that bit extra to help ensure Devon remains clean and green.

In 2018/19 56 per cent of the total rubbish collected or taken to recycling centres and bring banks in Devon was recycled.

After shortlisting is complete there will be a public vote for ‘Your Overall Recycling Hero’, which will be featured on the Recycle Devon Website.

There will be prizes and recognition for all shortlisted nominees.

Do you know someone who makes a real effort to reduce, reuse and recycle? Perhaps a neighbour, friend, someone from a community group, or even a member of your local collection crew or staff from your local recycling centre.

It could also be a local school or college student, teacher, helper or member of the support staff.

If you would like to nominate someone, please fill in the quick nomination form– they deserve it!

Chairman of the Devon Authorities Strategic Waste Committee, Councillor David Harvey said: “It’s thanks to the hard work of residents and communities that Devon is one of the top recycling counties in the UK.

“These awards celebrate those who have made an extra effort to help keep Devon green and beautiful. I would encourage anyone, who knows someone who has come up with new and innovative ways to reduce waste, reuse unwanted items or has done that bit extra, to nominate them for some well-deserved recognition.”

The categories for this year’s awards are:

Your Recycling Hero- this could be a friend, family member, neighbour or local champion
School Recycling Hero – child
School Recycling Hero – adult
School Recycling Hero – class/group
Community Group recycling hero
Collection Crew/Operative – recycling, garden, food, or refuse collector
Recycling Centre Operative-staff
Small Business Champion

Nominations need to be in by 29 November.

For further information or to nominate, please see the Recycle Devon website, or post your entry to: The Recycle Devon Team, c/o Devon County Council, Waste Management, County Hall, Exeter, EX2 4QD.

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