The Tennessee Recycling Coalition Annual Recyclers of the Year Awards will be presented at the 26th Annual TRC Conference Feb. 22-24, 2015. This annual event recognizes individuals, organizations, schools and businesses in the state of Tennessee that have demonstrated a commitment to waste prevention and recycling.

Awards will be presented in the following six (6) categories:

•Government Recycler of the Year

•Non-Profit Recycler of the Year

•Business Recycler of the Year

•School (K-12 and Higher Education) Recycler of the Year

•Tom Hattle Memorial Award

•Recycling Video Production of the Year

Deadline for award submissions is Dec. 1, 2014.

TRC is accepting awards applications for all awards categories. A panel of judges will select a winner in each category.

To nominate an individual, organization, school or business, submit a 500-word or less description of the program (or individual), using the category and judging criteria listed here. Applications must contain supporting documentation, such as photographs, charts, signage and other information. Programs should have been in place for a minimum of one year to be considered for an award.  Submission of photos and supporting documents are a must to be considered a complete application.

Videos must be 1-3 minutes in length, with titles and credits attached and placed on YouTube. Just send us the link (see criteria below).

Send your applications/nominations and any supporting documentation to:

TRC Awards Program

c/o Lori J. Munkeboe

TN Department of Environment & Conservation

William R. Snodgrass TN Tower

312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 2nd Floor

Nashville, TN 37243