Waste Reduction Award Winners

2013 Award Applications:

Business/Industry Award Application
School Award Application
Individual/Waste Innovator Award (and ACC Recycling Coordinator application)

Previous Winners:

2012 Waste Reduction Award Winners


On April 20, 2012 the Athens-Clarke County Recycling Division recognized the Athens-Clarke County Waste Reduction Award Winners for 2012 at the 8th annual Greenfest Awards Ceremony. Congratulations to all the winners!

School Award Winner: Fowler Drive Elementary

Fowler Drive has been an ACC Green School since 2005-06 and setting examples for students has been a priority of the faculty and administration.  This year, a Green Team of 22 students was formed to help them recycle.  Proudly wearing their Green Team shirts, they make sure that waste goes into the proper containers each morning at breakfast and on Fridays, they go to classrooms and empty the recycling bins into roll carts.  The afterschool science club and Junior Master Gardeners Club have a Science Night where students and their families are educated on the advantages of reducing, reusing, and recycling!

School Group Award Winner: W.R. Coile Recycling Team

As part of learning enrichment, these students use one class period per week to collect recycling around their school.  They are recycling ambassadors and role models for their peers.

Business Award Winner: Noramco

Noramco, Inc, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is committed to sustainable business practices.  Noramco has a variety of robust waste minimization and recycling programs in place for chemicals and raw materials, process waste streams, water and waste water, and a fully integrated and successful recycling program.  All proceeds from metal recycling efforts are utilized on site to fund innovative Environmental Health & Safety events.

Individual Award Winner: Dylan Layfield

Dylan Layfield became interested in sustainability and particularly recycling as a sophomore in college.  Upon his 2011 graduation, Dylan began his own recycling business in the Athens community.  Partnering with apartment complexes in Athens, he started a poolside recycling pick-up service called "Less-Wasted Recycling".  The program was very successful in terms of waste diversion and customer satisfaction.  The following year, he partnered with a residential recycling company in the Lake Oconee area and within 6 months, they collected over 50,000 pounds of recyclable material.


ACC Recycling Coordinator “Oscar” Award Winner: Linda Jenkins

Linda is the Recycling Coordinator for the Transportation & Public Works Department and has done an excellent job educating and working with each division's Recycling Coordinator.  She has a passion for recycling and conserving our resources.  She has been caught numerous times sifting through the trash cans in her facility pulling out recyclable items, "preaching" to staff about what can and cannot be recycled.  She coordinated a recycling dumpster being delivered to her facility, resulting in staff members, who had never recycled before, bringing their recyclables from home!