Recycling & Composting Awards

Every year, Recycle Colorado seeks nominations for our annual Recycling & Composting Awards. These prestigious awards recognize governmental entities, individuals, companies, media and organizations for their excellence in recycling and composting. Award winners are honored at our annual Summit for Recycling Awards Gala. 

Along with recognition at the Summit for Recycling, award winners receive a physical recycling or composting award. Awards are made from upcycled computer circuit boards by our premiere Award Creator, TechWears.


TechWears2023 Awards

Congrats to our 2024 Recycling & Composting Award Winners

Outstanding Business Recycling/Diversion Program
Amber Barbella, Diversion Designers

Outstanding Outreach
High Country Conservation Center

Outstanding Elected Official
Kevin Priola

Composting Champion
Julie Mach, Elements Mountain Compost

Outstanding Government Diversion Program
Jace Driver, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

‘Cara Russell’ Rising Star
Emily Dennis, Walking Mountains

Recycler of the Year
Pat Matthews, City of Lakewood

Lifetime Achievement
Dan Matsch, Eco-Cycle

Lifetime Achievement
Charlie Kamenides, City of Longmont

Below are the award categories from the 2024 Recycling and Composting Awards. Nomination information is sent out a few months ahead of the Summit for Recycling.

2024 Award Categories