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Awards & Contests

  • Carolina Recycling Association recognizes Don Phelps as 2015 Recycler of the Year

    Republic Services’ general manager, Don Phelps, has been named Recycler of the Year by the Carolina Recycling Association.

  • LG Electronics wins 2015 Design for Recycling Award

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) disclosed that LG Electronics, Inc. is the recipient of the 2015 Design for Recycling® (DFR) Award for advanced new television products that emphasize recycling during every lifecycle phase.

  • NAPA pavement awards open

    The National Asphalt Pavement Association’s (NAPA) Awards program began accepting nominations for its Quality in Construction and Operational Excellence Awards.

  • Influential Woman in Trucking Award

    Navistar and the Women in Trucking Association (WIT) presented the fifth annual Influential Woman in Trucking award to Kari Rihm, president and chief executive officer, Rihm Kenworth, during the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting.

  • EPA recognizes Dallas Stars for reducing food waste

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League for the team’s achievements in reducing food waste.

  • AWMI recognizes Chizmar as Member of the Year

    The Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) formally recognized Carol Chizmar of Sapa Extrusions as its Member of the Year.

  • Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel is 2015 Green SUV of the Year

    Green Car Journal has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel its 2015 Green SUV of the Year.

  • Illinois agencies award contractors

    Five major transportation agencies – the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois Tollway, Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), Metra and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) – along with five county departments of transportation recognized companies that have given taxpayers an exceptional return on their investment by exceeding project expectations.

  • ISRI Transportation Safety Awards entry period now open

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has opened the entry period for this year’s Transportation Safety Awards.

  • NH the Beautiful awards grant to the town of Meredith

    The Town of Meredith, New Hampshire was awarded $2,160 to assist with the purchase of two shipping containers used for storage at the facility.

  • Dell receives Keep America Beautiful Vision for America Award

    Keep America Beautiful (KAB) honored Michael Dell and Dell Inc. with the 2014 Vision for America Award.

  • Plastics makers award innovators in plastics recycling

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) disclosed the winners of the 2014 Innovation in Plastics Recycling Awards.

  • Winners named in student design competition

    Co-sponsors of an international student competition on cold-formed steel design declared three winners from the University of North Texas, Tongji University and the University of Waterloo.

  • U-Pull-&-Pay earns designations

    U-Pull-&-Pay (UPAP) Phoenix and Albuquerque stores each received the prestigious Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) designation from the U.S. Department of Labor. UPAP’s Phoenix facility is the first self-serve auto part recycler in the U.S. to receive this award; the Albuquerque facility is the second.

  • “Humanure” inventor is upcoming USCC award recipient

    A South Carolina program leading the way to markets and food scrap composting, a longtime industry advocate dedicated to composting education and a researcher who has brought her studies to multiple audiences are among those receiving recognition from their peers at the U.S. Composting Council (USCC) at an upcoming January 22 awards ceremony.

  • The Recycling Research Foundation names winner of the 2014 National Scholarship

    The Recycling Research Foundation (RRF), a nonprofit organization associated with the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), named Joseph Grogan as the recipient of its 2014 National Scholarship.

  • RAM 1500 EcoDiesel wins 2015 Green Truck of the Year

    Green Car Journal has awarded its 2015 Green Truck of the Year honor to the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel, a pickup that offers the only advanced, fuel-efficient diesel engine in the light-duty truck segment.

  • New Jersey’s recycling leaders recognized

    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) honored the state’s recycling leaders as part the 34th Annual Recycling Symposium and Awards ceremony.

  • KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens honors dealers

    KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens recognized 13 dealers for outstanding performance during its National Dealer Conference held in Denver, Colorado.

    The recipients of the awards are selected from the entire KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens dealer organization. The premier award this year was the Top Sales and Marketing Award, an honor that is only given when a dealer demonstrates extraordinary excellence. This year, Goodfellow Corporation of Boulder City, Nevada, was recognized for its dedication to the KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens product line.

    Published in the November 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • WM awards KAB affiliates Think Green grants

    Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and Waste Management stated that $10,000 Think Green® Grants were being awarded to 8 KAB community-based affiliates across the country.

  • Detroit Lions QB teams up with Repreve to recycle

    Unifi, Inc.’s Repreve®, a recycled fiber brand and the official recycling and sustainability partner of the Detroit Lions, has teamed up with Matthew Stafford to kick off their “Make The Smart Throw” campaign.

  • Keep America Beautiful kicks off fourth annual Recycle-Bowl competition

    Keep America Beautiful (KAB), a nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities, has launched the fourth annual Recycle-Bowl youth recycling competition.

  • T.C. Graham Prize contest now open to applicants

    The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) disclosed the T.C. Graham Prize contest.

  • Volkswagen plant awarded EPA Rain Catcher Award

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Volkswagen Group of America with the regional 2014 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Commercial Category for the Chattanooga, Tennessee Assembly Plant.

  • Sims awards Unisys for e-waste recycling

    Sims Recycling Solutions presented an environmental award to Unisys to acknowledge their environmental efforts during the 2013 calendar year.

  • Dust Control Technology co-sponsors robotics team

    Dust Control Technology, a manufacturer of large-scale dust suppression equipment, is co-sponsoring a team of high school students to participate in the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competitions.

  • Columbus Scrap awarded Scrap Company of the Year

    The American Metal Market awards for steel excellence honor best-in-class companies in or in support of the steel industry.

  • TMEIC wins Intersolar award for innovation in solar tech

    Every year, Intersolar Europe, the world’s largest exhibition for the solar industry and its partners, pays tribute to  the most innovative developments in solar technology.

  • Heil of Texas receives Petersen Industries’ award

    Petersen Industries, Inc. recently honored Heil of Texas as their 2013 Dealer of the Year. Petersen presents this prestigious award to the dealer who sells the most Lightning Loader® units for the prior year throughout their nationwide network.

    Company vice president, Sam Petersen, presented Larry Davis, the owner of Heil of Texas, with a personalized trophy at Waste Expo held in Atlanta, Georgia. Heil of Texas is the only Petersen dealer who has been awarded this distinction more than 10 times in the history of the dealer recognition program.

    Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • MRS facilities receive award

    All four Metal Recycling Services (MRS) locations won the North Carolina Department of Labor’s “Certificate of Safety Achievement” for 2013.