Recycler of the Year Awards

About the Awards:

Recycler of the Year awards spotlight individuals, businesses, government agencies and community organizations that are making outstanding contributions to expanding and strengthening recycling and waste prevention. WSRA welcomes nominations of individuals and organizations that have demonstrated noteworthy dedication, innovation and success in recycling initiatives across the state.

Award categories include but are not limited to: Individual Recycler, Public Agency, Institution, Non-Profit, Higher Education Institution, Business Generator, Public Education, Youth Education, Innovation, Nucor Steel Recycling Business, and the Recycling Hall of Fame.

A committee of recycling professionals and community members review Recycler of the Year nominations and select recipients, whose accomplishments are featured at our Annual Conference and Trade Show.

How to Submit a Nomination

WSRA is now accepting nominations for our 2021 Recycler of the Year Awards. All nominations are due by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 26, 2021. The Awards Committee and Board of Directors will review all nominations and select the nominees!

Questions? Contact Megan Smothers at , 206-622-8425, or 360-519-3265.

2020 Recycler of the Year Award Winners

Click HERE to View Past Recycler of the Year Award Winners


Business Generator:

Spokane Indians Baseball Team

Community Recycler:

Recycle Dogs of LSWDD, Lopez Island


Waste Management


Second Cycle Community Bike Shop

Nucor Steel Recycling Business:

Dirt Hugger

Public Agency:

City of Auburn Solid Waste & Recycling

Public Education:

City of Tacoma


Uncle Harry’s Natural Products

Youth Education:

Green Genius Partnership; Bellevue School District, City of Bellevue, and Wilder Environmental Consulting

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