Westminster City Council has been named Team of the Year at the 2014 LARAC Awards.
The Local Authority Waste and Recycling Committee (LARAC) was formed in 1985 to represent local government waste and recycling officers throughout the UK.
The Team of the Year award was introduced this year to recognise exceptional local authority teams whose work helps to achieve higher recycling rates and more efficient waste disposal.
Cllr Ed Argar, Westminster City Council cabinet member for city management, transport and infrastructure, said:
“Encouraging recycling has always been a key priority for Westminster. Our team are central to delivering the first class service we provide for residents and businesses, and I would like to congratulate them on winning this award.
“Westminster is fortunate to have a group of such talented officers who work tirelessly to create a cleaner, more sustainable city, and this award is a fitting testament to their dedication and commitment.”
Phil Robson, Westminster City Council’s Waste and Recycling Manager, said:
“I am immensely proud of the team for winning this accolade. It is a privilege to be in charge of such a talented group of officers who work day in, day out to create a cleaner, greener city in the heart of London.
“This award means all the more because it has come from our peers, who know all about the challenges local authorities face in managing waste and recycling. I would like to congratulate every single member of the team and look forward to even more success next year.”
The other winners at the LARAC 2014 awards, which were held in Nottingham, were:
Best Communications Campaign of the Year: Cheshire West and Cheshire Council - Chester Students Communication Campaign
Best Partnership: Durham County Council – County Durham Reuse Forum
Best Waste Minimisation or Prevention Project: Greater London Authority - FoodSave
Best New Idea: Falkirk Council: Sustainable Waste Collection Service
Recycling Officer of the Year: Emily Martin – Oxford City Council