Entries now open for 2016!

The UK’s biggest celebration of recycling and waste management excellence

Welcome to the National Recycling Awards 2016, which recognise and highlight the excellence and innovation present throughout the recycling and resource management sector today. These are the awards companies aspire to win, judged by their peers from across the industry.

The National Recycling Awards reward excellence across the industry and address recycling, reuse and waste reduction.

To win, entrants must demonstrate effective strategy, tangible improvement, innovative and creative solutions, and a strong business case. It’s as much about the bottom line as the environment.

Entry deadline: 28 January 2016

Start your entry here today

2015 winners

Nearly 700 people gathered at the London Hilton on Park Lane in 2015 to celebrate the achievements of the best companies in the waste and resources sector.

WRAP chief executive Liz Goodwin, recently made an OBE, received the first-ever Editor’s Award, which has replaced the Lifetime Achievement Award from previous events. She tweeted: “Honoured to receive Editor’s Award @MRWmagazine @NRAwards @MRWEditor tonight – a privilege to lead @WRAP_UK. Great staff – a tribute to them.”

MRW editor Robin Latchem said “We were proud to highlight the excellent winners on the night who, together, show how innovative and forward-thinking our industry is.

“These examples of best practice are a beacon to those who are increasingly realising they have to be smarter in terms of recycling, waste reduction and resource efficiency. And it was clear everyone had a great time!”

View the full list of winners here or read more of MRWs coverage here.

Read our review of last year’s winners here


The National Recycling Awards categories have been selected to recognise all areas of resource management and key parts of the wider economy such as the retail, food,Local Government, healthcare,construction and service sectors. Entries will be judged against rigorous criteria outlined. Click here to view the full list of categories.

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Who can enter?

The awards are open to all involved in recycling and waste management, from local authorities, to waste producers, waste management companies, manufacturers and energy producers.

Winners and finalists receive exposure in MRW, the leading authority in the industry

MRW provides you with the key information and insights that will really make a difference to your business. MRW helps you stay ahead of the game and gives you best practice reports, comprehensive global news, an in-depth plant and features section with a focus on innovation, opinion columns and thought-leadership, research and reports/case studies, plus guidance on legislation, regulation and quality standards across the waste hierarchy, saving you time and money.

The entry process is free, simple and online

All submissions are made through our website. No printing or postage is necessary and you can log in and save your entry to come back to it at any time. Start your entry here today

Good luck with your entries!

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