Recycling Award Winners

Each year the Virginia Recycling Association (VRA) recognizes the best waste reduction and recycling programs in the state at an annual conference awards ceremony. Congratulations to the following organizations and individuals who have impacted recycling in Virginia in 2012.



Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center (Outstanding Non-profit)
Avid Medical (Outstanding Business)
Amelia County Recycling Program (Outstanding Rural Innovation)
Amelia Bulletin Monitor (Outstanding Media Partner)
Arlington County Food Composting Program (Outstanding Organics Program)
Arlington County Adopt-A-Street (Outstanding Litter Prevention)
Radford University (Outstanding University)
Smithfield Packing Company/ McGill Environmental Systems (Outstanding Partnership)
Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Management Board (Outstanding Education Program)
Major Jennifer deHart (Rookie Recycler of the Year)
Ashleigh Justus (Young Recycling Leader of the Year)
University of Virginia Recycling (Recycler of the Year)


Congratulations to the 2011 Rocking Recycler Award Winners. The following programs were honored at an awards ceremony in May at the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

Rockingham Hospital (Greenbuilder)


Rockingham County (Government Agency)


Norfolk Academy (Nonprofit)


Hanover County (Litter)


Amelia County (Spotlight)


Sherando High School (K-12 Schools)


Congratulations to the 2010 Green Carpet Award Winners. The following programs and individuals demonstrate a dedication and excellence to recycling in Virginia. Award recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony on May 18 in Virginia Beach.


International Environmental Management (Business & Industry)
Canon Virginia, Inc, (Business & Industry)
Patriot Pack Out – George Mason University (University)
Go Green with Gunston – George Mason University (Spotlight)
CVWMA, WRIC ABC Channel 8 & Trash Talkers Educational Commercials Partnership (Spotlight)
Amelia County (Spotlight & Litter)
Ace Recycling Pilot Project (Spotlight)
City of Virginia Beach Waste Management Division (City)
City of Charlottesville Curbside Recycling (City)



Congratulations to 2009's “Rocking” Recycling Award Winners. Recipients were honored on May 5, 2009 at the Kirkley Hotel in Lynchburg where they accepted their Grammy themed awards.

Appalachian School of Law
America Disposal Services
Brumfield Elementary
Buchanan County
Central Virginia Waste Management Authority
City of Manassas
City of Roanoke
Federick County
Genworth Financial
Hanover County Public Works
Hewlett Packard
James City County
PC Recycler
Prince William County
Virginia Paving Company
Virginia Trekkers