The shortlist has been announced for the Kirklees Recycling Heroes Awards which take place on October 27 at Huddersfield Town Hall.

The full shortlist for the four awards is as follows:

Business Recycling Hero: Advance Technical Systems Ltd, Cleckheaton; Dewsbury Community Outreach; and Grow Refill Store, Skelmanthorpe;

Recycling Hero: Sue Heywood from Golcar, Karen Hill from Slaithwaite, and Amanda Leonard from Linthwaite;

School Recycling Hero: Hepworth School; St Aidan’s School, Skelmanthorpe; and Whitechapel C of E School, Cleckheaton;

Young Recycling Hero: Emily Dixon (9) from Lindley, Bertie Grills (14) from Mirfield, Archie McAndrew (10) from Mirfield, and Jacob Stanley (15) from Linthwaite.

The winners will be presented with their awards by the Mayor of Kirklees, Clr Masood Ahmed, at a special reception event at Huddersfield Town Hall. All nominations for the awards were submitted in secret, with the nominees only finding out this week that they have been shortlisted.

Clr Ahmed said: “It has been inspiring and heart-warming to hear about some of the people being recognised in these awards. Each one has been nominated in secret by someone who feels they deserve recognition, and we are delighted to be able to do that with these awards. I can’t wait to meet all of them at the ceremony.”

Clr Naheed Mather, Cabinet member for environment, said: “The judges had a very difficult time shortlisting the nominees due to the number and quality of people, schools and businesses being put forward.

“It just goes to show how committed many of our residents are when it comes to making and keeping Kirklees a greener and cleaner place to live, work and study.”