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THE ONLY DEDICATED AWARDS FOR WASTE AND RECYCLING OFFICERS

AWARD DEADLINE: 3 AUGUST 2020

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The LARAC Awards will still be taking place this year within an online capacity so please submit your entries to be recognised for your hard work and success. 

BEST COMMUNICATIONS CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

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This award will recognise work undertaken by a local authority to put over a specific message or set of messages in one campaign to groups within the local community or to the local area as a whole.

Entries should look to demonstrate:

  • The issue/s the communications were designed to address (max 250 words)

  • How the communications were developed (max 250 words)

  • Evidence of impact of the communications/ lessons learned (max 250 words)

BEST TEAM OF THE YEAR

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This category is eligible to any local authority team including front line staff (collections, recycling site operations etc.), recycling teams, teams set up to deliver short term projects (communications, community engagement etc.) or to work with colleagues in other departments.

Entries should look to demonstrate:

  • Who is in the team? (max 150 words)

  • Demonstrate high levels of teamwork (max 200 words)

  • How by working as a team they helped to achieve good outcomes (max 200 words)

  • What outcomes the team achieved (max 200 words)

BEST NEW IDEA

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This award is given to recognise a new idea which has proved a positive benefit in the delivery of recycling services within a local authority. The category is broad in approach and could involve a range of ideas whether in service planning and delivery, marketing, communication, equipment and other areas. The entry need not be uniquely new in the sense that the extra development of an existing approach or product will also be considered

Entries should look to demonstrate:

  • The reasons why the new idea was needed (max 100 words)

  • How the project was implemented (max 200 words)

  • The level of success from the new idea (max 200 words)

  • Benefit to other local authorities (max 200 words)

BEST PARTNERSHIP AWARD

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This award is for the local authority which has worked successfully with one or more partners that are within the private or third sectors or with others such as resident groups.

Entries should look to demonstrate:

  • The contributions of all the partners (max 250 words)

  • How working in partnership aided outcomes (max 250 words)

  • Outcomes the partnership delivered (max 250 words)

BEST WASTE MINIMISATION OR PREVENTION PROJECT

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This category aims to highlight successful projects, small or large, which have been instigated by local authority officers to reduce municipal waste generation and/or prevent waste arising.

Entries should look to demonstrate:

  • The reasons for the project (max 250 words)

  • Activities undertaken during the project (max 250 words)

  • Results of waste minimised or prevented (ideally over a six-month period) (max 250 words)

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO RECYCLING

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Entrants can be submitted by individuals for themselves or by any other LARAC member. The judges are looking for someone who has shown outstanding dedication and skills to merit recognition regardless to how long they have been in the industry.

Entries should look to demonstrate:

  • Flair and enthusiasm in the way the individual has played their part in achieving good outcomes (max 250 words)

  • A brief career history (max 100 words)

  • Facts and figures on achievements (max 250 words)

  • At least one testimonial commenting on the individual's achievements. (max 150 words)

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