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Awards, Contests & Recognitions

  • Volvo receives steel award

    The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), honored the Volvo Car Corporation body structure team with its Automotive Excellence Award for its advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) innovations in the 2016 Volvo XC90.

  • Cunningham Brothers recognized as supplier of the year

    Cunningham Brothers Auto Parts was recently named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors. Cunningham Brothers Auto Parts located in Rustburg, Virginia and they have been members of ARA for over 25 years. This is the second time Cunningham Brothers has received the award.

  • SMDI presents Lifetime Achievement Awards

    The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), presented Michael F. Engestrom (retired, Nucor-Yamato Steel) and Ronald P. Krupitzer (retired, SMDI) with SMDI Lifetime Achievement Awards for their lasting contributions to the steel construction and automotive markets, respectively.

  • Trex Company honors schools for recycling efforts

    Students nationwide are learning just how rewarding recycling can be. Trex Company, a decking and railing brand and leader in outdoor living products, has announced the winners of its 10th annual Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge, which pits K-12 schools against one another in a fun, friendly competition to collect and recycle the most polyethylene plastic for the chance to win Trex products for their schools.

  • State Electronics Challenge awarded

    The Green Electronics Council, managers of the EPEAT ecolabel, recently honored the State Electronics Challenge – a program of the Northeast Recycling Council – with its 2017 Sustainable Purchasing Visionary Award.

  • Republic Services kicks-off its first national championship truck ROAD-EO

    Republic Services, Inc. celebrated its industry leading safety program by hosting its first national championship truck ROAD-EO competition, a rigorous skills competition for Republic’s top drivers and technicians from across the country.

  • Pepsico Recycling names eight Zero Impact Fund recipients

    PepsiCo Recycling named the recipients of its Zero Impact Fund, an expansion of PepsiCo Recycling’s college and university programs to help bring campus eco-innovations to life.

  • EPS Excellence in Recycling awards industry innovators

    Expanded polystyrene (EPS) packaging, while often targeted by environmental groups, is at the forefront of recycling – providing education, creating new technologies and upgrading existing programs. Since 2013, the efforts of these groups and organizations are celebrated with the EPS Excellence in Recycling Award.

  • Newport of AK STEEL named AIST Steelmaker of the Year

    Roger K. Newport, chief executive officer and board member, AK Steel, will be named Steelmaker of the Year at AISTech 2017 — The Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition.

  • Graduate scholarships available

    The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) is one of the largest sources of solid waste research funding in the U.S., allocating approximately $1 million annually in research grants and graduate level scholarships.

  • The Recycling Research Foundation names national scholarship winner

    The Recycling Research Foundation (RRF), a nonprofit organization closely associated with the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), named Thomas Boundy as the recipient of its 2016 National Scholarship.

  • Gershow Recycling donates aluminum scrap to local robotics competition teams

    For the past eight years, Gershow Recycling has opened its Medford facility to local FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island robotics teams, including coaches, students and their parents, to enable the teams to collect aluminum scrap metal.

  • Lakeshore Recycling recognized as one of nation’s best employers

    Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), the Midwest’s leading recycling and waste diversion services provider, has been named one of the nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.

  • EPA recognizes electronics manufacturers and retailers

    Electronic products are a global economic driver, with supply chains reaching around the world. By designing with the environment in mind and through a lifecycle lens, the product can be made to be more readily repairable and reusable, while toxic materials can be designed out of the product, which extends product life and facilitates recycling.

  • 2017 Collegiate RecycleMania registration opens

    Registration for new and returning colleges and universities is now open for the 2017 RecycleMania, a collegiate recycling competition.

  • Illinois agencies present contractor of the year awards

    The Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association (IRTBA) hosted the 2016 Contractor of the Year Awards, the state’s largest gathering of transportation design and construction professionals.

  • Republic Services awarded

    The Virginia Recycling Association has named Republic’s Northern Virginia Recycling Center the winner of the Outstanding Service Provider of the Year Award.

  • New Jersey DEP recognizes efforts to promote recycling

    A printing firm that employs green initiatives such as having a recycling program for waste paper and other materials, as well as having honeybee hives and using wind turbines; a partnership among a government, nonprofit groups and businesses to reduce waste; and the diligent efforts of a municipal employee to increase community recycling are among the honorees at New Jersey’s recent Recycling Symposium and Awards Luncheon.

  • EREF awards a dozen new scholarships

    The Board of directors of the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) has awarded a record of 12 scholarships to Master’s and Doctoral students across the U.S. and Canada.

  • AIST’s T.C. Graham prize winners awarded $20,000

    Two engineering professors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have been named winners of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology’s (AIST) 2016 T.C. Graham Prize, an international award meant to encourage development of new uses for steel.

  • TreadWright Tires named BIG Awards Green Company of the Year

    TreadWright Tires has received Business Intelligence Group’s BIG Award for Business.

  • LA Sanitation team achieves Excellence in Technology Award

    A software development team from the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works LA Sanitation Bureau (LASAN) has won a Los Angeles Excellence in Technology award, which is given in conjunction with a local government-technology conference.

  • RIRRC and ARIA Energy win safety awards

    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announced that Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) is the winner of its 2016 Biggest Safety Improvement award and Aria Energy as the winner of its 2016 Biggest Safety Innovation award.

  • Covanta SEMASS wins 2016 SWANA Excellence Award

    Covanta SEMASS, the owner and operator of the Southeastern Massachusetts Resource Recovery Facility (SEMASS), was recently recognized with the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) 2016 Excellence Award in the waste-to-energy category. Covanta SEMASS received the Silver Award during SWANA’s annual conference.

  • FSC honors International Paper

    Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) recently recognized International Paper with an FSC Leadership Award for forest certification commitment and program innovation.

  • Domenic Di Mondo receives Young Leader Award

    Domenic Di Mondo, technical director for GreenMantra Technologies, which produces high-value waxes from recycled plastics, was recently honored with the inaugural Young Leader Award from the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA).

  • DOE director named “Recycling Champion of the Year”

    San Francisco Department of Environment director Debbie Raphael received the “Recycling Champion of the Year” award from Californians Against Waste, a statewide non-profit environmental research and advocacy organization.

  • Republic Services earns recycling systems award

    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has named Republic’s Southern Nevada Recycling Center winner of the Gold Excellence Award in the Recycling Systems

  • 2016 Recycle-Bowl launched

    As students, teachers, administrators and staff prepare to head back to school, national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) plans to promote recycling in schools across the nation with the launch of its 6th Annual Keep America Beautiful Recycle-Bowl. Registration is open for the fall recycling competition at

  • Solect Energy recognized for providing jobs and clean energy in New England

    Developer and installer Solect Energy is among the companies recently named to an annual and well recognized list of North America’s top solar contractors.

  • Texas Army National Guard wins challenge

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the Texas Army National Guard as a national winner in the Federal Green Challenge, an event that encourages federal facilities to reduce the government’s environmental impact.

  • Frontline International wins award

    Frontline International received a bronze award in the Kitchen Innovation Challenge at the Commercial Kitchen 2016 show.

  • Mayor’s Global Leader Award presented to SSI Shredding Systems

    SSI won the Mayor’s Global Leader award during World Trade Week hosted by the Oregon Consular Corps. The annual event recognizes companies that make significant contributions to Oregon’s economy through international trade.

  • Morbark president receives award

    Morbark, LLC, disclosed that their president, James W. Shoemaker Jr., has been named the 2016 John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award recipient for Large Tier companies by the Michigan Manufacturers Association.

  • Lakeshore Recycling Systems wins three awards

    Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) was named the winner of three gold Stevie® Awards and three silver Stevie Awards in the categories Executive of the Year, Product Management/Development Executive of the Year, Marketer of the Year, Company of the Year and Most Innovative Company of the Year in The 14th Annual American Business Awards.

  • Pollen nominated as AWMI Member of the Year

    The Association of Women in the Metals Industry (AWMI) nominated Mary Pollen as 2015 Member of the Year.

  • Safe Driver of the Year Award presented to Mark Withrow of Cohen Recycling

    Mark Withrow of Cohen Recycling in Middletown, Ohio was presented with the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Safe Driver of the Year Award for completing 33 verifiable years of safe driving without a single preventable accident.

  • Ferriola of Nucor named 2016 AIST Steelmaker of the Year

    John J. Ferriola, chairman, chief executive officer and president, Nucor Corp., will be named Steelmaker of the Year at AISTech 2016 – The Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition, managed by the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST). The Steelmaker of the Year Award is presented annually by AIST to recognize notable leaders for their impact on the steel industry.

  • NJ DEP to award community grants for litter cleanups

    The Christie Administration is awarding a record $23.7 million in Clean Communities grants to help municipalities and counties conduct litter cleanup efforts to help beautify New Jersey’s communities and roadsides.

  • Samsung Electronics awarded

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) awarded Samsung Electronics America as the recipient of the 2016 Design for Recycling® (DFR) Award for the use of environmentally-conscious materials and advanced recyclable design in its 2016 curved full HD TV.

  • Sundt Construction named industry’s safest in the nation

    Sundt Construction, Inc. of Tempe, Arizona was named the nation’s safest construction company in 2015 by the Associated General Contractors of America.

  • Norris Asphalt Paving Co. winner of quality award

    The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) named Norris Asphalt Paving Co. of Ottumwa, Iowa, as the winner of the 2015 Sheldon G. Hayes Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement.

  • University commended for food waste reduction

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented the University of Arizona with an award for outstanding efforts in food recovery.

  • Bodner honored for achievements

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) recognized Emanuel Bodner of Bodner Metal & Iron Corporation in Houston, Texas with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Winner declared in battery trade-in competition

    Residents of Mississauga, Ontario pulled out all the stops to propel the Millcreek Branch of Dewalt service centers to the top of the pack in the 2015 Dewalt/Call2Recycle Battery Trade-In event.

  • Astec Mobile Screens honored for safety record

    Astec Mobile Screens (KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens) was recently recognized for achieving a superior safety rating for Astec Industries companies in 2015.

  • Leaders honored for mentoring women in manufacturing

    Jodi Keller-Wheeler, vice president of Cicero, Illinois-based United Scrap Metal, has been awarded the 2016 Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award by The Manufacturing Institute.

  • Industry leaders chosen for significant contributions

    The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) recognizes, through peer reviews, the active leadership and significant contributions of individuals or companies to AIST and the global iron and steel industry.

  • EPA honors LG Electronics with award in electronics recycling challenge

    LG Electronics USA was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with the 2015 Gold Tier Award, the top-level recognition in the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Challenge.

  • College grant recipients named

    Four New York colleges and universities will be receiving grants to fund innovative environmental projects as part of the recently completed round of the College Council Grant Program conducted by the New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3).

  • Game Day Challenge a win for glass

    Ardagh Group, Glass – North America, a division of Ardagh Group, shared the glass recycling results from the GameDay Recycling Challenge.

  • Don Forst wins ASPI Excellence in leadership award for 2016

    Don Forst, director-global sourcing, International Paper has been selected to receive ASPI’s 2016 Excellence in Leadership Award.

  • AF&PA names sustainability award winners for 2015

    The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) presented its 2015 Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Sustainability Awards at AF&PA’s annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Alpine Waste rewards local collector

    Alpine Waste & Recycling named Colleen Chandler of Englewood, Colorado as the winner of this year’s America Recycles Day contest, rewarding her with two weeks of lunches to a local restaurant.

  • 2016 Reliability Achievement Awards granted

    The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) disclosed the 2016 Reliability Achievement Awards recipients.

  • Kettle Creek Corp honored

    Philip and Bonnie Haas, owners of Kettle Creek Corp., were awarded the 2015 William M. Heenan, Jr. Recycling Markets Development Award for their commitment to recycling and innovation by The Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center, Inc. (RMC).

  • EnviroVantage wins award

    EnviroVantage of Epping, New Hampshire, an environmental and specialty services contractor, was recently honored by The New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors Association at their annual Excellence In Construction Awards Ceremony with a Merit Award for their work on The Gables Dormitories at The University of New Hampshire.

  • Transportation awards entry period open

    The entry period for the 2016 Transportation Safety Awards is now open, according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI).

  • Florida chapter of the National Waste & Recycling Association honors legislators

    In conjunction with its statewide legislative meetings and Florida Recycles Day, the Florida Chapter of the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) honored three state legislators as “Legislators of the Year” for their support of the Florida waste and recycling industry.

  • KAB honors Caterpillar

    Keep America Beautiful honored Caterpillar Inc. and its chairman and chief executive officer, Doug Oberhelman, with the 2015 Vision for America Award in New York City.

  • River Metals Recycling Paducah achieves SHARP recognition

    River Metals Recycling (RMR) Paducah received the prestigious Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) designation from the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • TimkenSteel awarded

    TimkenSteel received two awards for its water treatment program from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

  • Finalists named for Green Car Of The Year

    Green Car Journal has announced its five finalists for the magazine’s prestigious 2016 Green Car of the Year award.

  • Closed Loop Fund awards recycling investments

    Closed Loop Fund, an impact investment fund that makes below market loans for recycling infrastructure, disclosed its first three investments to bolster recycling infrastructure and reduce the over $5 billion dollars spent by cities annually on landfills.

  • New York awards grants for clean energy

    New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo disclosed $175 million in awards for five large scale clean energy projects that will help the state meet its Reforming the Energy Vision goals to increase the amount of electricity generation from renewable energy sources.

  • Flood Brothers wins a 2015 business of the year award

    The Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business announced the winners of its 22nd Annual Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards.

  • Association honors the very best in recycling innovation

    The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) named its recycling award winners at the inaugural Waste360 Recycling Summit in Chicago, Illinois, an event hosted by Penton and NWRA.

  • Be Green Packaging receives award recognition

    Be Green Packaging is one of four companies operating in California who will be honored by the California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC) during the organization’s 6th Annual Arrow Awards ceremony held at the California Resource Recovery Association’s 39th annual conference.

  • Chief financial officer of Scrap Metal Recycling wins awards

    David Gibb, chief financial officer of Raleigh Recycling NC Scrap Metal LLC, which owns Raleigh Metal Recycling and Goldsboro Metal Recycling in North Carolina was just recently named chief financial officer of the year for a mid-sized company in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina.

  • APR accepting nominations

    A program recognizing innovations in product design and technology promoting plastics recycling is accepting nominations through October 31.

  • Rumpke earns award for glass recycling process

    Rumpke’s unique glass recycling process earned First Place in the Service to Society category at the annual Innovation Index Awards, presented by the Dayton Business Journal and the Dayton Development Coalition.

  • Ardagh’s glass recycling method earns national award

    Ardagh Group, along with its glass recycling partner, has been recognized for their pioneering achievements at the prestigious National Recycling Awards 2015.

  • Winners of “I Want To Be Recycled” contest named

    Keep America Beautiful and The Ad Council revealed the winners of its “I Want To Be Recycled” video contest, conducted in association with Zooppa.

  • EnviroVantage wins Business of the Year award

    EnviroVantage of Epping, a full service commercial, industrial and residential environmental and specialty services contractor, was recently honored by The Exeter Area Chamber Of Commerce as the winner of their 2015 Business Of The Year in the category of real estate, construction and engineering.

    The judges selected the winners based on their significant involvement and generous contributions made to both their industry and community. Each company needed to effectively demonstrate how they go above and beyond the normal daily activities and make a major positive impact in the state of New Hampshire.

    Published in the September 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

  • EPA awards teacher for innovation

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded middle school teacher Anne Moore from the Goochland County Public Schools in Virginia with the presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE).

  • Steve Bennett named NRRA’s recycler of the year

    The Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) presents this award each year in remembrance of Sami Izzo who passed away in 2001. Izzo was a multi-talented individual who was known for her contributions in the world of waste reduction and recycling.

  • Top professionals receive honors and scholarships from NWRA

    The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) honored 23 of its industry’s finest professionals at its annual awards ceremony at WasteExpo.

  • DEA Western Laboratory wins Federal Green Challenge award for electronics recycling

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regional administrator Jared Blumenfeld presented the Federal Green Challenge award to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Western Laboratory for increasing its electronics recycling more than any other federal agency in 2014.

  • Gershow Recycling’s Can Tabs for Kids Program raises $2,173 for Sunrise Fund

    Gershow Recycling has pledged to match the $1,086.50 raised by students at William Floyd School District’s elementary schools, Kreamer Street Elementary School in Bellport, Holy Angels Regional School in Patchogue and Our Lady of Mercy Regional School in Cutchogue as part of “Can Tabs for Kids,” a program designed to raise funds for the fight against childhood cancer.

  • Disneyland honored for food recovery

    Disneyland Resort was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 2014 Food Recovery Challenge award for its zero waste efforts, and the highest percent increase in food recovery of any theme park in the nation.

  • New Mexico Recycling Coalition awarded Think Green Grant

    The New Mexico Recycling Coalition (NMRC) has been awarded a Keep America Beautiful and Waste Management 2015 Think Green® Grant of $5,000.

  • Novelis SA president awarded

    Tadeu Nardocci, senior vice president, Novelis Inc. and president, Novelis South America, received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Platts 2015 Global Metals Awards ceremony in London.

  • FDEP awards auto company

    JM Family Enterprises, a diversified automotive company, recently received a Recycling Recognition Program award from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) for their successful recycling efforts in 2014.

  • Recycled playground challenge launched

    TerraCycle is returning its Recycled Playground Challenge – an initiative in partnership with Colgate-Palmolive and ShopRite – to help encourage oral hygiene and sustainability among school children and consumers.

  • AIST awards Steelmaker of the Year and others

    Mario Longhi, president and chief executive officer of United States Steel Corporation, was named Steelmaker of the Year at AISTech 2015.

  • Harry Squires presented with ISRI’s Safe Driver of the Year Award

    Harry Squires of Schnitzer Steel Industries in Portland, Oregon was presented with the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Safe Driver of the Year Award for operating his entire 40 plus year career without a single preventable accident.

  • Atlas Copco honors eight company leaders

    Atlas Copco Construction Equipment recently honored eight employees who made a significant impact to the company’s North America operation. The eight honorees represent Atlas Copco’s wide range of construction products and customer service efforts and were selected by their peers for exceeding customer and company expectations. This was the manufacturer’s third annual awards ceremony.

    Erik Sparby, president and general manager of Atlas Copco Construction Equipment, awarded Cumming, Georgia-based Rob Repasz, the company’s southeast district sales manager, with Sales Person of the Year. Repasz is responsible for rental accounts in seven states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

    April Colaluca, Atlas Copco communication representative from Santa Fe Springs, California, received the division’s Customer Care Award. She was recognized for her contributions that ensure Atlas Copco’s customers receive quality and timely service.  

    Kevin Loomis, Atlas Copco construction tool business line manager, presented Greg Petherbridge, hydraulic breaker and compaction product manager, with the Construction Tool Division Contributor Award.  

    Kell Cleeland, Atlas Copco Carolina-area sales manager, received the Rookie of the Year Award. Cleeland joined the Atlas Copco team in 2013.

    Published in the June 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Aggregate Industries US recognized for recycling

    Aggregate Industries US, a Holcim Group Company, disclosed that its Severn Asphalt facility received the Gold Achievement Award for exceptional commitment to recycling initiatives.

    The Severn Asphalt facility, located in Maryland, significantly increased its asphalt recycling activities 81 percent between 2012 and 2013 earning recognition from the Anne Arundel County recycling committee.

    Every year the county challenges local businesses to recycle 50 percent of everything thrown away.

    This award acknowledges those organizations dedicated to reducing waste and increasing recycling enterprises.

    Published in the June 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

  • WM awards $300,000 to Keep America Beautiful

    Keep America Beautiful and Waste Management disclosed that $300,000 in 2015 Waste Management

  • 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.