Recycling Awards

The AF&PA Recycling Awards annual recognize outstanding paper recycling programs, since being established in 2006.

The annual awards program has been redesigned this year to offer increased opportunities for recognition of even more outstanding paper recycling efforts. Applicants in three categories – school, business and community – now have four chances to win in each category. Programs/entries will be judged on:

Volume – total amount of paper and paperboard collected

Creativity – unique and innovative ways that have been used to market the program, raise awareness and generate interest

Participation – unique and innovative ways successful programs increased participation and tonnage collected

Partnerships – innovative partnerships (community, business, non-profit organizations) used to promote increased recovery

Four winners in each category will receive a cash prize; an original piece of framed artwork; and bragging rights and visibility in local and national media for their recycling efforts.

Entries for the 2014 AF&PA Recycling Awards closed March 7, 2014.

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2013 Recycling Award Winners

Business Leadership - Edwards Brothers Malloy

Community - City of Guntersville, AL

School - Bishop Watterson High School

Past Award Winners


Business Leadership - One American Center - Thomas Properties Group

Community - Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

School - Perry High School - Perry, OH


Business Leadership - MGM Resorts International

Community - Onondaga County

School - Purdy High School


Business Leadership - Continental Airlines

Community - Virginia Beach, VA

School - Parkway School District


Business Leadership - Giant Eagle

Community - Orange County, NC

School - Wake County Government School

College/University - Stanford University

2008 Award Winners

All 2008 Recycling Award Winners

2007 Award Winners

All 2007 Recycling Award Winners

2006 Award Winners

All 2006 Recycling Award Winners