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The Tennessee Recycling Coalition Board of Directors is excited to announce the Recycler of the Year (ROY) awards. We encourage participants to nominate themselves or others and submit the awards nomination by 5:00 pm on June 25, 2024. If your business, company, nonprofit, county, city, or organization has an exceptional recycling program or project going on, we would love for you to apply for one of the prestigious ROY awards.


  • Please be sure to note that this year, TRC will host an awards ceremony at Park Vista Hotel on Friday morning, August 23, 2024. Winners are encouraged to attend to awards ceremony.  

Nomination Criteria:

 To nominate an individual, organization, school, or business, submit a 500-word or less description of the program (or individual), using the category and judging criteria on the website. Applications must contain supporting documentation, such as photographs, charts, signage, and other information. Programs should have been in place for at least one year to be considered for an award. Submission of photos and supporting documents is a must to be regarded as a complete application.


How to Enter:

All applications submitted must be current projects in the past two years within Tennessee.

Please place your award submission in the appropriate category folder of the Dropbox link or email the application. More information can be found on the TRC Awards page.

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The Tennessee Sustainability Conference would like to extend an invitation for presentation submittals and speakers. Each year our conference features several different tracts for attendees to expand their education and training on desired topics.


This year we are looking for experienced professionals to talk about what you are doing in recycling, share new technology, and new projects, or share knowledge on recycling education, equipment, processes, or leadership.


Please submit your presentation ideas and desire to speak through the form below by April 30th. Speakers are given complimentary admission to the conference including the meals and events. Travel and lodging are not included. Presentation time slots are 25 minutes. 

Visit the website to submit your presentation.



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We are excited to announce the 2024 Tennessee Sustainability Conference. The event will take place in Gatlinburg, TN, at the Park Vista Hotel from August 21-23, 2024. The three-day conference will feature a variety of environmental sessions, panel discussions, training classes and workshops, tours, an exhibitor hall, and presentations from top environmental professionals and leaders. It promises to be an exciting and informative event that you do not want to miss!

Registration is now open. Visit to register or select a sponsorship for the conference.

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