Virginia Recycling Association

Seeking Nominations for Notable Recycling Programs

The Virginia Recycling Association (VRA) is accepting nominations of exemplary recycling programs in the Commonwealth for its 2018 annual awards program.

Awards will be given in three categories:

  • Show Me the Way – how do you explain recycling to your customers?
  • Lemonade – how have you made something wonderful from a bad situation?
  • Best in Show – how has your program made a difference in your community?

Nominations are accepted until 5:00 pm on September 19th and may be submitted through VRA’s website.
Membership in VRA is not required to participate.

In addition to bragging rights, winners will be recognized at VRA’s annual luncheon meeting on November 5th in Charlottesville and receive a complimentary one-year VRA membership. Each year the Virginia Recycling Association (VRA) recognizes the best waste reduction and recycling programs in the state at an awards ceremony. Nominations are sought from the public and private sectors, business, industry, schools, government and non-government agencies, civic or volunteer organizations and individuals for recognition in various categories.

“The Virginia Recycling Association is thrilled to recognize exemplary recyclers with our 2018 Recycling Awards,” said Margaret Eldridge, VRA Executive Director. “The VRA awards program shines a spotlight on the importance of recycling to Virginia’s economy,environmental protection, and sustainable management of over 12 million tons of waste generated annually in the state.”

About The Virginia Recycling Association
The Virginia Recycling Association (VRA) provides leadership in sustainable recycling and resource management in Virginia. VRA is the leading resource of recycling information for our members, the general public, the Virginia General Assembly, local government, business, and industry. For more information visit