2013 Awards Dinner

Sunset Waste

December 10, 2012

Dear Chamber Members,

Sunset Waste Systems and the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce have teamed up once again for this year’s 2013 Awards Dinner. The nomination process for the 2nd annual “Recycler of the Year Award” is underway, and we need your assistances to ensure the continued success of this program.

The annual award is established to recognize an Organization, Business, Individual, School or Recycling Education Program that fits the criteria and who contributes to the recycling efforts in the City of Lindsay. This individual deserves to be recognized with a prestigious award. For your convenience, I have enclosed a nomination form. Nomination deadline is Thursday, January 17, 2013

The winner will be honored at the Chamber Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 6:00p.m. The awards dinner will take place at the McDermont Field House and Sports Center in Lindsay.

Thank you for taking the time to consider possible nominees. If you have any questions, please contact me at snunez@sunsetwastesystems.com or (559) 352-0819.


Sol Nunez
Recycling Coordinator
Sunset Waste Systems

2012 Recycler of the Year criteria

Organization or Business

The Corporate Recycler of the Year Award recognizes businesses or organizations that have developed successful waste reduction programs which include source reduction, beneficial reuse, landfill diversion, sustainable recycling practices, and the purchase of recycled/recyclable products into their office and/or manufacturing operations. This award will not be given to a business that relies on recycling as its primary means of income. Judges will be looking for corporations who have implemented a successful Integrated Waste Reduction Program (source reduction, reuse, recycle, and sustainability, etc.) that incorporates an ongoing employee education program, adopted administrative policies that demonstrates its commitment to waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and sustainability; adopted waste conscious procurement policies for materials and supplies; and a willingness to share information and encourage other businesses to implement a waste reduction/recycling program.


The Individual Recycler of the Year Award honors an individual who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of waste reduction, recycling, and sustainability in Lindsay over the past year. Judges will be looking for an individual who demonstrates professional leadership in the pursuit of an integrated approach to waste reduction, recycling and sustainability; who is a positive community role model and leads by example; seeks opportunities to promote recycling, sustainability and apply their experience/expertise within his/her community; uses innovative approaches to educate others; and has a willingness to share information and encourage other persons/businesses/agencies to implement a waste reduction/recycling program.


The School/College/University Recycler of the Year Award will be given to an outstanding school, college or university that demonstrates a long-term commitment to waste reduction, recycling and sustainable resource use both in the classroom and as a means to manage the school’s waste. Judges will be looking for applicants whose current efforts include implementation of an Integrated Waste Reduction Program; a long-term commitment to fund that program; utilizes waste conscious procurement policies which include the purchase of recycled-content/recyclable products; implementation of a comprehensive education program to instruct students, facility, and staff about waste reduction and recycling efforts; an ongoing volunteer recruitment and retention plan; and student’s enthusiasm and ownership of the program.

Recycling Education Program

The Recycling Education is presented to the organization, school or individual that has established a proven Recycling Education Program, which offers an integrated approach incorporating source reduction, product reuse, recycling, and sustainability into a comprehensive educational program within a community or region. To further this cause, the ideal education program will include a comprehensive publicity/education curriculum targeting all age groups (including weekend or nontraditional work hours); will have recognized program success within the community by demonstrating positive long-term behavioral changes.