The Recycle Devon Awards

31 October 2017, 14:29

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It's time to nominate your unsung recycling heroes...

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

The Fifth Recycle Devon Thank You Awards will be held on 16 March. Nominations for the eight categories, including those for schools, businesses, and community groups, can be submitted on the Recycle Devon website from 1 November 2017 to 1 December 2017.


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.

At last count 55.7 per cent of the total rubbish collected or taken to recycling centres in Devon that could otherwise have been disposed of, was recycled.

There will be a public vote after shortlisting to nominate ‘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. Please get in touch.


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

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

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