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2021 Gold Star Recycler Program


Get Golden With Us…Take The Challenge!

Do you think that you’re a great recycler? Do you take pride in how well your sort the material your recycle boxes? Do you recycle absolutely everything you can?

All you A+ recyclers can now be rewarded for your efforts! The Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority will be accepting registrations for the “Gold Star Recycler Program”. Register for this program and an EWSWA staff will visit your recycle boxes on your recycle collection day and see just how well you are doing – if you’re doing a fantastic job, we will award you with a special limited edition ‘gold’ recycle box.

Great News! We’re still offering the Gold Star Recycler Program in 2021, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will only be accepting a limited amount of registrants this year. Thank you for your understanding.

On-Line Registration Begins: We are planning to open registration sometime in June. Please check back for more details. 

  • Program is open to both City and County residents in 2021.
  • First 100 registrants will be eligible to participate in the Gold Star Recycler Program. Only the first 100 will be selected for inspection.
  • The first 100 residents will receive an ‘acceptance notification’  – more information to come.
  • Registrants boxes will be inspected to determine if they follow all the proper recycling guidelines.
  • Qualifying houses will receive one (1) gold recycle box.
  • Inspection is dependent on which day/week the recycle collection day falls.
  • If you miss your inspection for any reason, EWSWA will NOT conduct a second inspection.
  • If you are awarded a Gold Recycle Box, it can be used for either paper OR containers.
  • If you registered for the program and were awarded a Gold Box, you cannot register again.