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WRAP Logo RevisedThe Collier County Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Department's Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) recognizes newly created and/or exceptional recycling efforts by businesses located in unincorporated Collier County, the City of Marco Island, and the City of Everglades City.

The WRAP award is a well received honor provided to those businesses that exceed the minimum requirements through innovative recycling programs. Examples include partnering with another agency to reduce and reuse waste materials, increasing the capture of recyclable materials from zero to 100%, and incorporating innovative methods of collection and/or processing of recyclable materials.

Businesses can be self-nominated, nominated by an individual, or nominated as the result of a site visit by county staff. A panel of technical associates, including recycling coordinators, judge the applications based on the WRAP criteria to determine the award recipient. Winners receive space on the Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Department’s website and a proclamation certificate, WRAP trophy and framed certificate  presented during a Collier County Board of County Commissioners meeting.

AWARD CATEGORIES

  • Offices
  • Service Entities
  • Institutions
  • Retailers
  • Multi-Family
  • Temporary Events
  • Venue Facilities

To qualify for the WRAP award, the business must exceed the minimum requirements of the Collier County Recycling Ordinance. The Ordinance can be found here.

Apply for the Collier County Waste Reduction Award.

2019 WRAP WINNERS

On May 28th, 2019 the Board of County Commissioners recognized Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens for contributing to the greater good of Collier County by advocating the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” message thereby helping to prolong the usable life of the Collier County Landfill. Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens recycling, reuse, and source reduction program includes:

  • Guest benches in the zoo are constructed of recycled plastic lumber.
  • Public trash and recycling containers are made from recycled plastic milk containers.
  • Recycled items such as cardboard tubes and boxes are used re-used for animal enrichment.
  • Many gift store items are made from recycled materials.
  • Recycled paper products are used in the restrooms.
  • Interpretive graphics are printed with water-based inks on recycled content aluminum.
  • Recycled or Forest Stewardship Council paper are used for printed materials.
  • Landscape debris is chipped/composted. 

4.A.  Naples Zoo - Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP)

2018 WINNERS

On December 11th, 2018 the Board of County Commissioners recognized Lucky's Market for contributing to the greater good of Collier County by advocating the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” message thereby helping to prolong the usable life of the Collier County Landfill. Lucky's Market recycling, reuse and source reduction program includes:

  • All Team Member’s do through online computer training for proper usage and disposal of products and waste throughout the store.
  • Using a three-bin system to manage waste. One bin is used for trash, one for food waste, and the other for mixed recyclables.
  • Donates over 1900 pounds worth of perishable and non-perishable food each week to Harry Chapin, Food Angels and St. Mathews House.
  • Diverts food waste from the bakery and produce using them in creative recipes throughout the store. 
  • Breaks down all cardboard boxes, made into bales, and collected for recycling. Also recycle pallets, grease, and meat trimmings.
  • Not offering plastic bags at the checkout and instead encourage the use of reusable bags through a Community Impact Bags for Change program. This gives 10 cents off their purchase, for every bag used, or they can choose to donate that reward to a local nonprofit.
  • The continuous exploration of new methods and partners that will assist in their efforts to minimizing any waste.

4.A. Lucky's Market (002)

 

2017 WRAP AWARD WINNERS

 Earth Supplied Products

On January 24th, 2017 the Board of County Commissioners recognized Earth Supplied Products, LLC for contributing to the greater good of Collier County by advocating the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” message thereby helping to prolong the usable life of the Collier County Landfill. Earth Supplied Products’ recycling, reuse and source reduction program includes:

  • Incoming boxes are reused to send out customer samples or shipments of new purchases.

  • Oversized cardboard boxes are sometimes broken down and used on the bottom of pallets as slip sheets to keep bags from getting snagged as orders ship across the country. Any that cannot be used are recycled in the cardboard dumpster.

  • All office and similar paper is shredded and used for cushioning in sample or order shipments. Extra paper is taken to a local ship-and-mail store for their use.

  • All paper, cardboard or plastic that comes in from carry out food is recycled. Cardboard drink holders are returned to restaurants for reuse.

  • All packaging material that comes in is reused for outbound shipping packaging.

  • Any plastic container and metal drums that are serviceable are put back into service; those that are not are collected by a local salvager who refurbishes them and resells them for reuse in the community.

Earth Supplies Products, LLC WRAP Award

 

2016 WRAP AWARD WINNERS

 CJ’s on the Bay

On April 12, 2016, the Board of County Commissioners recognized CJ’s on the Bay for contributing to the greater good of Collier County by advocating the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” message,  thereby helping to prolong the usable life of the Collier County Landfill. CJ’s on the Bay’s recycling, reuse and source reduction program includes 

  • diverting from the waste stream comingled recyclable materials such as plastic bottles and tubs, glass jars, aluminum cans, cardboard, and office paper.
  • reusing expired daily special menu sheets for order taking, register drawer balance sheets, hostess table maps and note paper.
  • reusing corks as wedges to balance wobbly tables.
  • using only paperboard to-go boxes and craft paper to-go bags.

 CJ's on the Bay WRAP FY16Q2

 

 

  Lextech Automotive, Inc

On June 28, 2016, the Board of County Commissioners recognized Lextech Automotive, Inc., for contributing to the greater good of Collier County by advocating the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” message, thereby helping to prolong the usable life of the Collier County Landfill. Lextech Automotive, Inc., recycling, reuse and source reduction program includes

  • reducing waste by placing recycling containers in the office, customer waiting areas, and the back of the building to collect plastic bottles, aluminums, glass, magazines, cardboard, and paper. 
  • collecting used oil, used automotive fluids, and approximately 30 used tires per month for proper disposal and recycling.
  •  conserving energy by installing light timers with more efficient solar cells that only send power to lights when it is truly dark.
  • collecting all high density discharge headlamp bulbs and key fob batteries for proper disposal and recycling.

 

 4.B. Lextech Automotive, Inc. WRAP Award

 


 Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt

 On September 13, 2016, the Board of County Commissioners was pleased to recognize Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt for contributing to the greater good of Collier County by advocating the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” message thereby helping to prolong the usable life of the Collier County Landfill. he Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt’s recycling, reuse and source reduction program includes

  •  reducing waste by providing four 6-cubic yard, one 8-cubic yard, and one 4-cubic yard single stream recycling dumpsters for 100 tenants to use daily for collecting their recyclables.
  • recycling printer ink cartridges by sending them back to manufacturer.
  • utilizing freestanding recycling collection containers at all temporary special events to collect beverage containers.
  • conserving energy by installing light timers with more efficient solar cells that only send power to lights when it is truly dark, and HVAC units designed for efficiency that require less energy than alternative setups.

4.C. Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt WRAP Award 

 

Helpful Information

WRAP Award Nomination Form

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