2016 Recycling Awards

Every year, the Recycling Association of Minnesota recognizes recycling, environmental, and public service efforts from individuals, businesses, and organizations around the State. Winners were announced at the Annual Meeting and Dinner as part of the 2016 RAM/SWANA Conference at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington, MN on October 5th and 6th, 2016.

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The Recycling Association of Minnesota is committed to promoting resource conservation through waste prevention, reuse, recycling, composting and purchasing practices using the most cost effective and environmentally sound methods available in Minnesota.

The RAM Board of Directors wants to recognize the environmental stewardship efforts of community groups, businesses, public entities, and individuals that benefit the communities in Minnesota.

Award Eligibility
Individuals of recent programs contributing to the betterment of recycling or other resource conservation efforts in the state of Minnesota are eligible for RAM awards. A RAM member must make nominations using the award application. Below is the list of award categories and the criteria(s) to qualify for each category. Note a nominee does not need to be a RAM member.

Award Categories

Green Project Award
2016 Green Project Award Winner:

Tyler Conrad – Goodthings and Washington Square Partners
In recognition of an innovative project that has required a tremendous amount of collaboration, yielding a very successful recycling and organics recycling program.

Benefactor Award
2016 Benefactor Award Winners:

Rehrig Pacific Company
In recognition of exceptional operational support to the Recycling Association of Minnesota.

W.D. Larson
In recognition of exceptional financial support to the Recycling Association of Minnesota.

Recycler Of The Year
2016 Recycler of the Year Award Winner:

Colleen Sinclair
In recognition of Colleen’s dedication, commitment, and passion to grow recycling by diligently working to expand recycling options in Coon Rapids and Anoka County and providing educational opportunities through the recycling center, area schools, and the Green Expo.

Denise Kolar Award
2016 Denise Kolar Award Winner:

Mark Rust
In recognition of Mark’s service to ram and unwavering dedication to recycling in Minnesota. His innovative promotion of recycling has been a model to all.