11 April 2016 by letsrecycle

Awards for Excellence 2016 finalists announced

The list of finalists for the 2016 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management has been unveiled, with businesses, community organisations and councils all in the running for accolades.

London's Landmark Hotel will host the 2016 Awards for Excellence

London’s Landmark Hotel will host the 2016 Awards for Excellence

Winners are due to be announced at a celebratory luncheon and Awards Ceremony on 19 May at the Landmark Hotel, London.

Launched in 2004, the Awards organised by letsrecycle.com reward innovation, dedication and success within the waste and recycling industries.


This year’s expert judging panel included: Sally Talbot vice chair, LARAC; Linda Crichton, head of collections & quality programme, WRAP; Simon Ellin, Recycling Association chief executive; Steve Eminton, editor of letsrecycle.com; Samantha Sen, policy advisor, British Council of Shopping Centres; Toni Waters, communications and membership officer, Environmental Services Association; Nigel Harvey, chief executive, Recolight; and, Helen Middleton, market development manager, Furniture Reuse Network.

2016 saw a high level of quality entries and judges were keen to highlight the overall high quality of the competing entries.


Steve Eminton said: “It is encouraging to see so many businesses taking their responsibility to recycle seriously, through some really positive initiatives including great involvement of staff.

“We were also impressed with the standard of entries from local authorities, who continue to do a terrific job in encouraging the public to recycle, despite severe budget challenges.”

Tickets to attend the prestigious event are still available, and can be purchased via http://www.awardsforexcellence.co.uk/.


The Finalists

Zero Waste Platinum Award sponsored by WasteCare


Airedale Chemical Company, Keighley

Blueberry Foods, Leicester in partnership with PH Hull and Sons

Kettleby Foods, Leicester in partnership with PH Hull and Sons

The Stratford Shopping Centre, London


Retail Recycling Champion sponsored by Smart Solutions


Intu Trafford Centre, Manchester with Every Can Counts

McArthurGlen Designer Outlets with Helistrat

Silverburn Shopping Centre, Glasgow with William Tracey Group

Tesco with DS Smith – Metro and Express stores in Scotland


Circular Economy Success

Company Shop, Barnsley

Corporate Sustainability, PWC, London

Kenney Blocks, Suez

Recresco, Nottinghamshire


Waste Management Initiative in the Commercial and Public Sector sponsored by Egbert Taylor Group


Adelie Foods, Milton Keynes with Veris Strategies

City Hotel, Derry

Recofloor, Stockport

The St Botolph Building, London with CBRE


Innovation in the Design of a Waste Management Facility sponsored by ESA


Bridport Waste Management Centre – Dorset Waste Partnership

Higher Brynn Composting and Recycling Facility, Cornwall – The Green Waste Company

South Kirkby Waste Treatment Facility, Wakefield – Shanks


The Best Community Recycling Initiative

2nd Chance Furniture Reuse, Chapter 1 Charity, Nuneaton

Giveacar, National Charity Car Donation Service

Norfolk Master Composters, Norfolk County Council

Team Total, Total Reuse CIC, Skelmersdale


Recycling Business of the Year sponsored by Ceris Burns


Biogen (UK) Ltd

O’Donovan Waste Disposal, London

The Woodhorn Group, West Sussex



Collection Crew of the Year sponsored by UK WSL

Collection Crews, Oxford City Council

Estate Recycling Two, London Borough of Islington

University of East Anglia Collection Crew, Norse Waste Solutions, Norwich



Civic Amenity Site of the Year sponsored by Repic

Llantrisant CRC, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Sheerness HWRC, Kent with Biffa

WEEE service at Cannock HWRC, Staffordshire with FCC Environment and Katharine House Hospice


The Best Local Authority Recycling Initiative sponsored by Hadfield Wood Recyclers


High Rise Flats Recycling, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Recycling contamination reduction, Ansa Environmental Services for Cheshire East Council

Waste Reduction, Gloucester City Council

Zero Waste Action Plan, The Waste Management Service, Belfast City Council


Local Authority Recycling Champion sponsored by Biffa


James Baughan, Oxford City Council

Janice Grant, Islington Council, London

Maria Kampioti, London Borough of Sutton

Andy Malcolm, Dundee City Council


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