The Awards, run by letsrecycle.com, made their come back as an in-person event this year, and welcomed guests from all areas of the waste management sector.
Meltog Ltd triumphed with the award for Machinery and Equipment innovation of the year, a category new to this years’ awards.
Other winners in their sector categories were Bright Green Plastics for Plastics Recycling Business of the Year, Shreddal SDS Group for Paper Recycling Business of the Year, and Westminster Waste for Wood Recycling Business of the Year.
Severn Trent Green Power also clinched the prize for Organics Recycling Business of the year.
Fifteen awards were presented at the event which was hosted by Channel 4 presenter Kate Quilton.
In her opening address before the awards, Mrs Quilton expressed gratitude for the work the waste management sector has done during the pandemic.
She also reflected on moments in her career that made her appreciate the work the industry does, such as when she visited countries that do no have “any form” of waste management and collection systems.
Mrs Quilton added that she was in awe of the work that attendees to the event undertake in their everyday life to carry out essential services.
In terms of waste facilities, Newport city council won the prize for its household waste recycling centre (HWRC) in the Civic Amenity site of the year category, while Veolia won Best Use of Design and Technology in a Waste Management Facility for its compost oversize processing.
And, city of Wakefield council won the collection crew of the year award, for its commitment to ensuring critical front line services during the pandemic.
See the full list of finalists and winners below:
Waste management initiative in the retail, commercial and public sector
Sponsored by Reconomy
Avison Young, Piccadilly Place – Piccadilly Place Goes Green!
Winner: Bywaters – A sustainable approach to supporting the healthcare sector during the pandemic
Garden Organic – Promoting home composting online through the pandemic
IPL/MGB Plastics Ltd – Part of the solution, not the problem.
Circular Economy Success
Sponsored by European Recycling Platform
Collard Group – Recycling the Past for the Future – our unique Ready Mix Concrete
Slicker Recycling – Waste Oil to Base Oil – Slicker’s Contribution to the Circular Economy
Winner: Sadlers Carton Stockholders– Diverting Waste Cardboard Boxes to Reuse in Large Volumes
Zotefoams Plc – ReZorce® Circular Packaging – 100% recyclable mono-material barrier packaging
Best use of design and technology in a waste management facility
Sponsored by Environmental Services Association (ESA)
H. Brown & Son (Recycling) Ltd – Equipment Innovation
Community Wood Recycling – Community Wood Recycling Electronic Waste Transfer Note
Winner: Veolia – Compost Oversize Cleaning
Machinery & Equipment Innovation of the Year
Sponsored by Ecosurety
Future Industrial Services Ltd
Winner: Meltog Ltd – Innovative Powder Recovery Shredding System
Veolia and Westminster City Council – Veolia Westminster e-tricycle
Vision Techniques – VT STOPSAFE
Metals recycling business of the year
Sponsored by the Blue Group
Winner: John Lawrie Metals Ltd
Plastics recycling business of the year
Sponsored by CCIC Inspection
Winner: Bright Green Plastics
Cromwell Polythene Ltd
Paper recycling business of the year
Sponsored by Winfibre
Ekman Recycling Limited
Winner: Shredall SDS Group
Wood recycling business of the year
Sponsored by Fireward
Winner: Westminster Waste Limited
Organics recycling business of the year
Sponsored by CRJ Services
Paper Round & Vegware
Winner: Severn Trent Green Power
Recycling business of the year
Sponsored by Kiverco
Winner: Severn Trent Green Power
Waste transfer and skip hire business of the year
Sponsored by Turmec
EIS Waste Services Ltd
Winner: Powerday PLC
Collection crew of the year
Sponsored by Beauparc
Ansa Environmental Services
Winner: City of Wakefield Council
North Northamptonshire Council and FCC Environment
Civic amenity site of the year
Sponsored by REPIC
Buckinghamshire Council and FCC Environment
Winner: Newport City Council
West London Waste Authority – Abbey Road Household Reuse & Recycling Centre
Health & Safety Initiative of the Year
Sponsored by Sitezone Safety
London Borough of Hillingdon – Protecting waste service staff during covid
Westminster City Council and Veolia – Re-opening the West End
Winner: Zero Waste Scotland – Zero Waste Scotland COVID Site Adaptation Fund
The best local authority recycling initiative
Sponsored by Enva
Winner: Buckinghamshire Council – Bucks Zero Waste Map
Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council – #SortItOutTameside paper and card contamination campaign
Northwest Leicestershire District Council – Best Local Authority Recycling Initiative – Recycle more…