The awards will be held on the first night of the LARAC’s annual conference which takes place on 6-7 October at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham.
The awards ceremony allows visitors to recognise the successes of different local authorities over the past year in a range of achievements. A full list of those shortlisted can be found below.
This year, categories cover topics from communications to teamwork to ideas. One of these is a hotly contested award for the ‘best waste minimisation or prevention project’ which sees the Bristol Waste Company, Essex County Council and the London Borough of Newham competing for the trophy.
The shortlisted finalists were selected by a panel of judges including Lee Marshall, LARAC’s chief executive; Carole Taylor, LARAC’s chair; Andrew Richmond of the Local Government Association; Steve Eminton, editor of letsrecycle.com; Emma Beal, chair of the National Association of Waste Disposal Officers; and Debbie Slater, local authority technical consultant at WRAP.
Formed in 1985, LARAC is the organisation representing local authority recycling officers and those working in similar or related posts.
Its conference will attract more than 400 visitors including 170 different authorities for two days of expert presentations, practical workshops and “second-to-none” networking. More details HERE.
BEST COMMUNICATIONS CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
Amey (One Trafford Partnership)
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Love Your Chelmsford
BEST PARTNERSHIP AWARD
Essex County Council and Freegle
London Borough of Hillingdon and NHS
Westminster City Council and Veolia
BEST TEAM OF THE YEAR
Cheshire West Recycling
ODS – Oxford City Council
Pembrokeshire County Council
BEST WASTE MINIMISATION OR PREVENTION PROJECT
Bristol Waste Company
Essex County Council
London Borough of Newham
BEST NEW IDEA
Devon County Council
Durham County Council
North Somerset Council
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO RECYCLING
Wendy Fail, Northumberland County Council
Dianne Hewgill, Staffordshire County Council