The Illinois Recycling Association has selected its award recipients for outstanding recycling programs throughout the state. The awardees will be honored at a luncheon at the Illinois Recycling Association’s annual conference, “Growing Green in ’13” being held on June 4 at noon at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.
The outstanding business recycling program has been awarded to Jewel-Osco for their efforts in developing an extensive food-scrap composting program in more than 170 Jewel-Osco stores in the Chicago area.
The outstanding service provider has been awarded to Springfield Electric Supply (SES) of Springfield, Illinois, for their efforts in offering recycling services for certain types of bulbs and fixtures in response to the legislation mandates requiring the phase out of certain bulbs.
The outstanding community recycling program has been awarded to ShareFest New Lenox of New Lenox, Illinois, for their efforts in promoting sustainability through a free public event allowing attendees to recycle items such as household hazardous waste, electronics, Styrofoam, scrap metal, wood and more.
The outstanding government recycling program has been awarded to the City of Bloomington, Illinois, for their efforts in developing a new automated curbside recycling program and increasing recycling quantities citywide.
The outstanding non-profit recycling award has been awarded to Home Sweet Home Ministries of Bloomington, Illinois, for their efforts in reusing and reselling donated items including clothing, shoes, metal, electronics and books.
The outstanding special recycling program has been awarded to Go Green Carpet Recycling Chicago, Inc., of Northlake, Illinois, for their efforts in the collection and recycling of discarded carpet and carpet pad materials in the Chicago area.