2023 Resource Magazine HOT 100 Waste & Recycling Manager ranked 21st
2023 Lets Recycle Collection Crew of the year Sponsored by Faun Zoeller
2022 Resource HOT 100 for people having a big impact in the waste and resources sector. Our Waste & Recycling Manager Sam Taylor has achieved a position in the top 100 every year since 2017. “Always goes that extra mile, not just for recycling but for people too – a true community service!”
“She is always available to answer questions, provide encouragement or help people make informed decisions about cutting down on their waste. She does this all whilst running lots of different waste education projects, providing talks to local groups and running a zero-waste facebook group. Thank you, Sam!”
2022 City of York Council Big Thanks
Big Thanks to St Nicks Environment Centre, from Tiphaine, for your practical help
Thanks to St Nicks for carrying out Terraycle drop-in sessions during the pandemic. You helped my mental and physical health, as I had to cycle 30 minutes to get to you and collect Terracycle waste before, either from the office and friends. I felt as this simple activity allowed me to have some control and a positive impact in the unusual life during the pandemic. A 'Big Thanks' to Sam Taylor from St Nicks for running the Zero Waste at York Facebook Group. I learnt so much about specific recycling locations, zero-waste refill shops, and other tips and tricks. I particularly enjoy your 'Wanted Wednesday' and 'Free Friday' threads, allowing me to declutter and share items with locals, meet new people and neighbours and share with them other ideas about reducing waste. I feel empowered to make a difference, every day, and to reduce my waste too. I keep on learning through this Facebook group, I am so grateful for this free information!
Big Thanks to St Nicks Recycling Team, from Alice, for your practical help
The St Nicks Recycling team worked none stop during the pandemic, for many they were the only people you were guaranteed to see and be able to talk to every single week. They kept an eye on my neighbours who were vulnerable and very anxious, and they care about the people they came into contact with. They were always happy to chat and were still smiling even when people put disgusting things out for collection - even during a worldwide health scare! Their service has always been consistent and they are always happy to answer questions and help anyone that needs it.
2019 Collection Crew of the Year Top 3 Finisher out of 14 teams nominated from the Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management
2016 Team of the Year (shortlisted) by the National Recycling Awards
2010 Community Recycling Champion at the Chartered Institution of Waste Management (CIWM)
2007 Biffa Climate Conscious Award for innovation for the zero-emission recycling scheme