2019 Awards for Excellence finalists announced

This year’s list of finalists for the 2019 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management has been revealed and includes businesses, individuals, local authorities and community groups. The full list is shown below.

The finalists and winners at the Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management 2018

Now in their 16th year, the Awards, which are organised by letsrecycle.com, recognise innovation, dedication and success within the waste and recycling industries, local authorities and the wider sector.

Winners will be announced at a luncheon and Awards Ceremony on 9 May at the Landmark Hotel, London which will be hosted by a guest celebrity.

This year’s expert judging panel was: Jacob Hayler, executive director, Environmental Services Association; Carole Taylor, chair of LARAC; Julia Turner, executive director, Wood Recyclers Association; Robbie Warden, chair of the Resource Association; and Steve Eminton, editor of letsrecycle.com.


Praising the variety of entries and ongoing enthusiasm in the sector, Mr Eminton, editor of letsrecycle.com said: “New ideas and solutions abounded in the entries this year and the judges were also pleased to see a number of projects looking to reduce and provide better solutions for plastic waste.”

Tickets to attend the Awards, 12 noon – 4.00pm on 9 May are now available, for more details, visit: Awards for Excellence 2019 tickets or call 020 76333 4500. The Welcome Reception at the Awards is sponsored by Wastepack.

Waste management initiative in the retail, commercial and public sector, sponsored by Helistrat
Arriva UK Bus – diversion of waste from landfill
DHL and Gatwick Airport – recycling achievements
Dixon’s Carphone – small WEEE collection
Valpak National Cup recycling scheme with Costa Coffee – coffee cup recycling
WasteCare – battery recycling

Circular Economy Success, sponsored by ERP
Dell EMC – plastics recycling closed loop
Enval – laminate packaging recycling
Huntingdonshire District Council – plastic recycling locally
Pentatonic – plastics recycling into products
Techlan – reusing silicone release paper

Best use of design and technology in a waste management facility, sponsored by the Environmental Services Association
Egbert Taylor and Nathan’s Wastesavers – secure collection bins
Gap Group UK – fridge plant and other facilities
Stericycle – with Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust for sharps management

Metals recycling business of the year, sponsored by Liebherr
Avon Specialty Metals
Harsco Metals
Recycling Management

Plastics recycling business of the year, sponsored by CCIC
Aylesbury Granulation Services

Paper recycling business of the year, sponsored by Winfibre
Changeworks Recycling
Clearpoint Recycling
Restore Datashred

Wood recycling business of the year, sponsored by Fireward
Countrystyle Recycling
Westminster Waste

Organics recycling business of the year, sponsored by CRJ
4R Group
Biogen (UK)
Natural World Products
Silverwoods Waste Management
The Green Waste Company

Recycling business of the year, sponsored by Ceris Burns International
To be announced on 9 May from the recycling business finalists above.


The finalists and winners at the 2018 Awards for Excellence

Waste transfer and skip hire business of the year, sponsored by Turmec
ASH Group, Flintshire
Bucks Recycling
Dunmow Waste Management
Smith’s (Gloucester)

Collection Crew of the Year, sponsored by Go Plant Fleet Services
Oxford Direct Services/Oxford City Council
St Nicks Recycling Team, York
West Devon Borough Council

Civic amenity site of the year, sponsored by REPIC
Cheshire West and Chester Council
Peterborough City Council
Suez recycling and recovery UK, Surrey

Best Community Recycling Initiative
The Edinburgh Remakery
Foil for Snappy, York
ISL Waste management with the Henderson Group, the Welcome Organisation and others
Milford Youth Matters, Pembrokeshire
The Social Store, Lancashire County Council

Best Local Authority Recycling Initiative, sponsored by Hadfield
Islington Council – reverse lid recycling bin
Lewisham London Borough – cutting contamination, one estate at a time
Manchester City Council – apartment recycling improvement scheme
re3 partnership: Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham Borough Councils and FCC Environment, via contractor FCCE Berkshire – recycling campaigns
South Gloucestershire Council – Reducing waste, increasing recycling and reducing costs

Local authority recycling champion, sponsored by Biffa
Shelley Holmes, Surrey Environment Partnership
Matt Hulland, Exeter City Council
Tina Norman-Ross, States of Guernsey Trading Assets

More information

For enquiries about the Awards, please call 020 7633 4500 or email: Aimee.M@environmentmedia.co.uk



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