Do you know a recycling hero? Nominations are now open for the Recycling Heroes of Kirklees Awards.

Kirklees Council wants the public to nominate individuals, schools and businesses and recognise people who are setting the example and a benchmark when it comes to recycling in Kirklees.

There are four separate categories: Recycling Hero, Young Recycling Hero, School Recycling Hero and Business Recycling Hero.

Clr Naheed Mather, Cabinet member for environment, said: “Virtually everyone is doing their bit these days to help combat climate change, look after the environment and make the best use of our resources – but some of us are going that little bit further – in fact, some are going a lot, lot further.

“We think these people should be recognised for what they do, which is why we have set up these awards for Recycling Week.

“You may know someone who is active in your community or a young person who is collecting and recycling materials, a school that has built recycling into its curriculum or a business that should be seen as a benchmark when it comes to waste recycling. If so, we want to hear about them.”

All it takes to nominate a person, school or business is 200 words maximum on why they should win one of the awards.

The shortlisted nominees will be invited to a ceremony in Huddersfield Town Hall on October 27 where the awards will be presented by the Mayor of Kirklees Clr Masood Ahmed.

Nominations close on October 10 and no nominations will be accepted after this date.

To nominate someone for an award go to