Awards & Recognition

Recycling Division Awards & Recognition

Keep Georgia Beautiful
First Place Waste Reduction Award for the CHaRM
December 2016
Keep Georgia Beautiful
Second Place Waste Reduction Award, MORE Campaign
December 2014
3CMA Savvy Award
Don’t Be a Mindless Zombie; Recycle MORE ACC PSA
September 2014
Georgia Recycling Coalition
Spirit of Green Award, Master Composter Program
August 2014
Solid Waste Association of North America, National
Bronze Excellence Award in Communication, MORE Campaign
August 2014
Solid Waste Association of North America, Georgia Chapter
Recycling Excellence ACC Recycling Facility
November 2013
Georgia Recycling Coalition
Spirit of Green Award Outstanding Government Program
August 2010
Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia
Outstanding Service to Environmental Education by an Organization
March 2010
Solid Waste Association of North America, Georgia Chapter
Outstanding Recycling Program Award
November 2009
Solid Waste Association of North America, Georgia Chapter
Most Innovative Program, Design or Operation
Second Place, Bags for Benches Program
November 2007
American Forest & Paper Association
Best Paper Recycling Program: Institutions & Schools
August 2001
National D.A.R. Conservation Medal
Sharyn Dickerson, Assistant Solid Waste Director
May 2001
U.S. Conference of Mayors
Commercial Business Recycling Award
March 2001
National Recycling Coalition
Outstanding Government Program Award
September 2000
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Public Works Employee of the Year- Melissa Tweedell, Program Education Specialist
Best Educational Initiatives
Best Local Government Award
Best Local Government Award
Public Works Employee of the Year- Sharyn Dickerson, Waste Reduction Manager

April 1999
April 1999
March 1998
March 1995
March 1995
Office of the Federal Environmental Executive (Washington, DC)
Best Government Recycling Program- National Runner Up
January 1999

Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful Awards & Recognition

Keep Georgia Beautiful
Governor’s Circle Award
President’s Circle Award
2017
Keep America Beautiful
1st Place National Community Improvement Awards Beautification & Community Greening Category
2nd Place Community Improvement and Greening
U.S. Green Building Council-School Garden Network Healthy School Program
2016
Keep Georgia Beautiful
Affiliate of the Year
Community Improvement and Greening Award
2nd Place Litter Prevention
President’s Circle Award
Governor’s Circle Award
2015
Keep Georgia Beautiful
Executive Director of the Year Award- Stacee Farrell
Affiliate of the Year
2014
Georgia Urban Forestry Council (GUFC)
Outstanding Civic Organization
2014
Keep America Beautiful
2nd Place Affiliate of the Year
2014
Keep Georgia Beautiful
Affiliate of the Year
$2,000 grant Edible NeighborWoods Program
2013
Rivers Alive
Government Partner of the Year
2011
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
1st Place State Litter Prevention Award ("Seriously...y'all still litter?" campaign)
2009
SWANA
1st Place Outstanding Public Education ("Seriously...y'all still litter?" campaign)
2009
Keep America Beautiful
3rd Place National Litter Prevention Award
Presidents Circle Award
2009
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
1st Place State Litter Prevention Award (Cigarette Litter Receptacle project)
2nd Place State Community Improvement Award (Toast in the Garden -Innovative approach to fund raising)
2008
Keep America Beautiful
1st Place National Award (Toast in the Garden)
2nd Place National Cigarette Litter Prevention Award (Cigarette Litter Receptacle Project) with $2000 grant for continued funding

Professional Leadership Award- Stacee Farrell
Presidents Circle Award
Professional Leadership Award
2008
Keep America Beautiful
Presidents Circle Award
2007
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
1st Place State Litter Prevention Award (Cigarette   Fairy Campaign)
2006
Keep America Beautiful
Presidents Circle Award
2006
Keep America Beautiful
1st Place National Rogers Award for Local Television Public Service Announcements (Cigarette Fairy Commercial)
2005

Athens-Clarke County Collections Awards & Recognition

Georgia Downtown Association
Downtown Excellence Award for Solid Waste Department Operations in the Central Business District
August 2017

Athens-Clarke County Landfill Awards & Recognition

Solid Waste Association of North America, National
Silver Excellence Award for Composting
2014
Solid Waste Association of North America, Georgia Chapter
Gold Excellence Award for Recycling at the Landfill
2014
Solid Waste Association of North America, Georgia Chapter
Composting Systems Excellence Award
2013

Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Awards & Recognition

Downtown Parade of Lights – Category Schools/Gov’t/Church Most Original
Most Original

Mayor’s Award Best Overall
Mayor’s Award Best Overall
Best Use of Theme
Most Original
Most Original
Best Theme

2016
2014
2013
2012
2008
2006
2005
Winterville Marigold Festival Parade
Blue Ribbon Parade Float
2014
Solid Waste Association of North America, Georgia Chapter
Outstanding Integrated SW Management System
2011
ACC Recycling Division’s Clean Your Files Day
First Place in Government Category
2006

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