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2024 Award Nomination process is NOW OPEN! 
CLICK HERE for details and form to submit.        
Deadline :  January 15, 2024

2023 Christy Dixon Recycler of the Year

Analiese Smith

The prestigious Christy Dixon Recycler of the Year Award was awarded to Analiese Smith, Workforce Development Board Director formerly the Waukesha County Recycling Supervisor and AROW President, located in Waukesha, WI. This recognition is given to an individual whose career demonstrates the highest professional standards. Analiese has been a leader in the waste and recycling industry for over 10 years.

Some of Analiese’s highlights over the years include; leading the development of a sustainable MRF fund, which includes a dividend payment to partner communities and a fee structure when needed; served as a major contributor to the development of the Waukesha County’s planning initiatives and executing various objectives; and identified a continuous improvement opportunity to partner/collaborate with others to develop and launch a new recycling app specifically designed to target recycling contamination.

Despite being incredibly busy with her ‘day job,’ Analiese has consistently made time for AROW. She has served in a leadership capacity as Committee Chair, Vice President and most recently, as President of AROW.    
Photo:  Analiese Smith, along with Jennifer Semrau (AROW Board) who presented her with the award.

Outstanding Achievement in Waste Reduction and Recycling:  Organization / Business

Waukesha County Recycling


The Waukesha County Recycling team created an innovative program designed to have a sustainable financial partnership that is built to share the benefits of good markets and disperse the impacts of less profitable markets. The new system also incentivizes the municipal partners to offer additional residential services and partner with the County on education and outreach which also promotes engagement.

Photo:  Analiese Smith (AROW President), Abbie Liedtke and Kendra Oldfield (Waukesha County)

Outstanding Achievement in Education

Pellitteri Waste Systems, Madison

Pellitteri is passionate about keeping Wisconsin’s recycling program strong and producing quality material. Pellitteri has accomplished this through their major education focus of educating customers and south central Wisconsin through 24 video shorts on recycling right topics like propane tanks, batteries, electronics, food contamination, etc.; producing Material Recovery Facility operation videos so residents can see first hand how materials get sorted at their facility; paid social media posts and ads; and calendars, cart information, new resident information, recycling information, FAQs and more for 38 municipalities and 44 private homeowner associations. Their commitment to a strong recycling program throughout Wisconsin is evident in their willingness to serve on industry groups and associations such as the Council on Recycling, National Waste and Recycling Association- WI Chapter, and the WI DNR Waste and Materials Management Study Group.

Photo:  Analiese Smith (AROW President), Pellitteri staff

AROw awards: descriptions

Christy Dixon Recycler of the Year: 

  • An individual whose career demonstrates the highest professional standards in the recycling field (includes reuse and composting). Applicant may be from the public, private, or nonprofit sector.

  • NOTE: if a person has already received this award they are not eligible to receive the award a second time.‚Äč

Outstanding Achievement in Education

  • An individual or group that has excelled in environmental education, specifically related to solid waste and recycling.  Applicant may be from the public, private or nonprofit sector.

Outstanding Achievement in Recycling

  • An individual or group that has excelled with their recycling program.  Applicant may be from the public, private or nonprofit sector.

Outstanding Achievement in Waste Reduction and Recycling - Student

  • An individual that has excelled with their overall activities, or a specific project, supporting waste reduction, sustainability, recycling, and/or organics management. Applicant must be a student of higher education or recent graduate.

Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Achievement in Recycling –  Youth Emerging Leader

  • A youth that has excelled with their overall activities, or a specific project, supporting waste reduction, sustainability, recycling, and/or organics management. Applicant must be a K-12 student.


Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW)

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Email:
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Address:
1100 Main St Suite 120 Stevens Point, WI 54481

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