Super-recyclers recognised at the sixth Recycle Devon ‘Thank You’ Awards.

West Devon Borough Council – Round 4

Posted on: 1 April 2019

Super-recyclers recognised at the sixth Recycle Devon ‘Thank You’ Awards.
The Recycle Devon ‘People’s Choice’ champion for 2019 is West Devon Borough Council collection crew Round 4.

The ‘People’s Choice’ award was part of the sixth Recycle Devon Thank You Awards, held on Friday (22 March) at County Hall, and hosted by Matt and Victoria from Heart Radio’s breakfast show.

Imogen and Neve

The awards recognise those people who, under the radar, do that bit extra to help ensure Devon remains clean and green. Recycle Devon is a partnership of 10 councils including the County Council, eight district authorities and Torbay.

As in previous years, residents nominated their ‘recycling super-hero’ in categories that included community groups, businesses and individual heroes. Recycle Devon then shortlisted the nominations and picked category runners-up and winners.

The public were also asked to directly vote for their recycling hero – they could choose any of the nominees, regardless if they won a category or not.

Nearly 900 votes were cast – with West Devon Council Round 4 winning a third of the Devon County Council's Principal Waste Manager photovote.

Devon County Council’s Principal Waste Manager Annette Dentith said:

“Congratulations to West Devon Borough Council Collection Crew and all the winners and runners-up.
“And thank you to Alupro, Heart, Made with love by Mazz, RH Advertising, URM and everyone who was nominated and shortlisted. You are all inspirational!
“It’s thanks to you, and your passion for recycling that 54% of Devon’s household rubbish is recycled and makes Devon one of the top recycling counties.”

The category winners are:

· Collection Crew/Operative (Recycling, Garden, Food or Refuse Collector)  – Tor 2, Torbay
· School/Educational Establishment Recycling Hero: Angela Redmond, Wynstream Primary School, Exeter
· Your Recycling Hero Child: Imogen and Neve, South Hams
· Your Recycling Hero (Friend, Family Member, Neighbour or Local Recycling Champion): Matt Hulland, Exeter and area
· Community Group Recycling Hero: Silver Hill Day Centre, Barnstaple
· Small Business Champion: Sharon Bates, Litchdon Medical Centre, Barnstaple
· Recycling Centre Operative staff: Nathan Tanton, Punchbowl Recycling Centre, Crediton

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