Time left to nominate a recycling hero

recycledevonawardsRecycle Devon awards 2012

Posted on: 16 November 2015

There is less than two weeks left for communities across Devon to nominate their local recycling heroes.

Closing date to submit entries to the fourth Recycle Devon Thank You Awards is on November 30.

Recycle Devon is partnership of 10 councils including Devon County Council, eight district authorities and one unitary authority.

Devon County Council is one of the greenest council’s in the country – 55.4 per cent of the total rubbish collected or taken to the county’s numerous recycling centres was recycled last year.

This is in large part thanks to the unsung individuals, groups, schools and businesses throughout Devon that quietly behind the scenes go that extra mile and make that extra  effort to recycle.

And now it is time to recognise them and say ‘thank you’ to those who have made the difference.

The awards are being held in February and you can nominate schools, business, children and community groups and individuals.

Categories include;  Recycling Hero,  School Recycling Hero, Community Group, Collection Crew/Operative, Recycling Centre Operative staff and Small Business Champion

Judging takes place in December and January. The awards ceremony will be hosted by Matt and Caroline from Heart radio’s Breakfast Show with prizes and recognition for all shortlisted entrants.

Chairman of DAWRCC, Devon Authorities Waste Reduction and Recycling CommitteeCouncillor Rodney Cann said: “It is heartening to see such dedication to the cause from people in Devon.  We must make sure that they are recognised and thanked for the good work that they do.”

Liz Jarvis, Senior Waste Manager at Devon County Council, said:  “Last year we had over 50 nominations and we’re hoping to receive even more this year.
“It’s such a pleasure to hear about amazing people in the community who do so much to keep Devon beautiful; they really are an inspiration.”

If you would like to nominate someone, please fill in the quick nomination form at www.recycledevon.org.

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