2016 Recycler of the Year

2016 Recycler of the Year


2016 Government Program 10,001+ Population Award Winner

City of Sheridan Wyoming

On August 3, 2015, the City introduced residential curbside recycling at a cost of only $3.00 per month per account. In order to receive the greatest returns from the program and to handle the increased recycling tonnages, the City re-designed the Recycling Center and converted it into a Material Recovery Facility (MRF). Currently, the Facility handles about 10 tons of recyclables per day. In the first 6 months of operations, the tonnage of material recycled increased by 71% over the previous year going from 740 tons to 1,265 tons.
Some of our accomplishments include:


  • Successfully launched a major curbside recycling program with over 3,300 containers delivered to residents throughout the City. This included re-routing the garbage collection routes to match the recycling routes. It was labor intensive because every household needed to be contacted and given instructions about collection days, and what can be recycled.
  • Quality, efficient, and effective
  • Very low contamination of less than 5% in the incoming recyclables
  • Generating excellent commodities for market through sorting efforts of the sort line
  • Able to adjust separation strategies of commodities to get best market pricing such as separating plastics
  • Maximizing use of our operating space and resources
  • Designed and installed the sorting line and processing equipment and established facility operations for an MRF
  • Collecting and processing approximately 10 tons/day