Waukesha County Parks & Land Use: Waukesha County recycles awards for outstanding achievement, recycler of the year

(Waukesha, WI) – Waukesha County Parks & Land Use is proud to announce statewide recognition of Waukesha County Recycling staff for excellence in recycling programs at the annual Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW) awards ceremony in March.

The Waukesha County Recycling team was honored with the Outstanding Achievement in Waste Reduction and Recycling Award for their creation of an innovative recycling program that shares the benefits of good markets and disperses the impacts of less profitable markets. Further, this new system creates an incentive for Waukesha County municipal partners to offer additional residential services and partner with the County on education and outreach.

“This recognition reaffirms our dedication to implementing a sustainable recycling program that facilitates engagement from our participating communities and maximizes impact,” states Waukesha County Recycling & Solid Waste supervisor Abbie Liedtke. “As recycling continues to evolve, we’re excited to keep spreading awareness of how to ‘recycle right’.’”

Former supervisor of Waukesha County Recycling & Solid Waste Analiese Smith was awarded the prestigious Christy Dixon Recycler of the Year, an accolade given to “an individual whose career demonstrates the highest professional standards.”

“I have had the great fortune of learning from and partnering with some of the best in the industry,” states recipient Analiese Smith. “With diverse projects over the last decade that aimed to improve the recycling system, I am proud of what we accomplished together and look forward to what lies ahead!”

“This year’s recipients clearly demonstrate the strength of recycling in Wisconsin with achievements in public and private industry, as well as education,” said AROW President Betsy Powers. “We are proud to recognize these individuals and groups.”

For more information on Waukesha County Recycling, visit www.WaukeshaCounty.gov/Recycling.