Virginia Recycling Association

VRA Awards

VRA Awards
Celebrating the Achievements of our Colleagues and Community


The Virginia Recycling Association recognizes success and innovation in recycling through our annual awards program. Nominations are sought from the public and private sectors, and winners are announced at the annual meeting in the fall.

Award categories are determined by the VRA Awards Committee. While it is not necessary to be a VRA member to submit a nomination or receive an award, all nominees and work must be undertaken in the Commonwealth of Virginia. All winners receive a complimentary VRA membership for one year.

Congratulations to our 2018 VRA Award Winners


In 2018, the VRA honored recyclers and recycling programs in three categories:

  • Show Me the Way: how do you explain recycling to your customers?
    Winner: Virginia Aquarium and Science Center – In Our Hands
  • Lemonade: how have you taken a bad situation and made something wonderful from it?
    Winner: University of Richmond – Big Yard Sale
  • Best in Show: how has your program made a difference in your community?
    Winner: Spotsylvania Environmental Education Development – Clean Up & Cash In

Learn more about our award winners: 2018 Winners Press Release