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Posted Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Deadline for Submissions is July 31

Morris County residents, towns, agencies, businesses, schools and colleges are urged to submit nominations for the annual statewide recognition program for excellence in recycling, and inspiring others to do the same.

The state Department of Environmental Protection, in conjunction with the Association of New Jersey Recyclers, annually recognizes excellence in recycling in order to highlight program successes achieved by agencies, businesses, individuals and others in keeping New Jersey communities clean and healthy.

State DEP Seeks Exceptional Recyclers for 2020 Awards -- Morris Residents, Schools, Biz, Groups Encouraged to ParticipateNominations are due to DEP by Friday, July 31 and awardees will be notified in September. Award winners will be honored at the ANJR Symposium and Awards Luncheon in October.

Applications can be submitted in these categories: Institution, Business, Retail Merchant, Government, Leadership, Rising Star, Outstanding Education/Educational Program, Recycling Industry, Source Reduction/Resource, Management/Sustainability, and Volunteer Citizen.

To view the application package and learn how to submit, visit or

“We have many avid recyclers in Morris County who have long made a positive difference in our county’s environment, making it a better place to live and work,” said Morris County Freeholder Tayfun Selen. I encourage our residents and organizations to nominate those recycling leaders for well-deserved state recognition.”

Freeholder Tayfun Selen

Freeholder Tayfun Selen

Freeholder Selen is the liaison to the county Municipal Utilities Authority, which oversees recycling in Morris County.

In 2019, Kellie Ann Keyes, Roxbury Township’s municipal recycling coordinator, Clean Communities coordinator and assistant general supervisor received a Rising Star Award in the statewide event. Earth Friendly Products of Parsippany was named as one of the top business recyclers in the state by the Department of Environmental Protection in the 2016 award event.

To learn more about recycling in New Jersey, visit:

To learn more about recycling in Morris County, visit:

To view past winners in the statewide event, visit

ANJR is a non-profit, non-partisan network representing the public and private sectors that works to promote sustainability by encouraging sound resource management and recycling strategies through education, advocacy and enhancing professional standards. To learn more about ANJR, visit: