If you know a municipality that is setting the example for how cities should be handling recycling and waste, a city that's creative, innovative and getting real results in making the planet a better place, make sure that the town gets the recognition it deserves by nominating it for the Residential Recycling Conference 2013 Green City Award.
Nominations are open to all U.S. and Canadian municipalities — city, county, region, waste district, any municipal area — and are intended to recognize communities that do extraordinary things to reduce waste and boost recycling.
Awards are broken down into three categories, based on the size of the community:
- Large: more than 500,000 residents
- Medium: 100,001–500,000 residents
- Small: 100,000 or fewer residents
Entries will be judged and finalists selected by the editorial staff of Waste & Recycling News and representatives from Republic Services Inc., the co-organizer of the Residential Recycling Conference. Selection will be based on the community’s recycling programs, how well they educate their residents, how well they track their results, their creativity, and, of course, their results.
The nomination form is available here.
More information about the award is available from John Campanelli’s Refusenik blog on the Waste & Recycling News website.
Finalists will be announced in February 2013 and will be invited to attend the 2013 Residential Recycling Conference in Chicago March 19-21. Details about the conference are available here. Attendees at the conference will select the winners in each category.
Waste & Recycling News, a Crain Communications publication, is the nation’s premier business newspaper covering recycling, solid waste and corporate sustainability.