Dearborn Co. Solid Waste Management District Receives Top Award from Carton Council

The organization is receiving funding for resident education communications.

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(Aurora, Ind.) – The Carton Council announced this week the recipients of its 2023 Community Education Award program.

The program is designed to incentivize greater resident education surrounding recycling, with a focus on food and beverage carton recycling.

Eleven organizations from across the U.S., including the Dearborn County Solid Waste Management District, were selected to receive $2,000 for their resident education communications.

Dearborn County Solid Waste Management will receive an additional $3,000 for outstanding implementation of communication efforts, going above and beyond expectations.  

“The Carbon Council recognizes that at the local level, communities are often strapped for resources,” said Larine Urbina, vice president of communications for the Carbon Council. “This program was created to help with resident education, providing participants with tools and extra incentives to refresh and enhance their recycling outreach.”

Participating communities had to conduct a minimum of three education activities in 2023, including updating their websites to define carton recycling accurately and clearly, generating articles and advertisements promoting their local recycling programs, sharing recycling education content across social media platforms, or organizing community events and tours.

The Carton Council looks forward to continuing to support local efforts for growing recycling in 2024. For more information, please visit

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