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Garbage & Recycling

Business Recycling Awards

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The City of Modesto recognizes that local businesses and organizations play an integral part in the city’s overall waste reduction efforts. Each year we honor selected businesses and organizations for their efforts in finding ways to reduce waste and be resource efficient.

Meeting state mandates regarding waste reduction remains a priority for the City of Modesto. That’s why we invite you to apply for the City of Modesto’s Annual Business Recycling Awards, which will be based on your efforts of waste reduction and recycling for the calendar year of 2015. Who is eligible? All businesses and organizations within the city limits of Modesto.

Up to fifteen winners will be selected, five each from the following categories:

  • Small Business – under 20 employees
  • Medium business – 21 to 100 employees
  • Large Business – over 100 employees

Applicants will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • New waste reduction and/or recycling programs developed in 2015
  • Enhancement of existing waste reduction and/or recycling programs in 2015
  • Volume of materials reduced and/or recycled in 2015
  • Level of community support, involvement and participation in 2015
  • Internal waste reduction policies, employee reduction, recycled content purchases

This is your opportunity to get recognized for your great eco-efforts and Celebrate Green with us! Awards will be presented at a September 2016 City Council Meeting and a reception will be held in your honor the following day.

Click here to see the 2014 winners.

For more information, contact Vicki Rice at 209-577-5495 or