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Recycling Champion Program

The Recycling Champion Program is a partnership between the City of Carlsbad and Waste Management. The program recognizes Carlsbad businesses for their exemplary recycling and waste reduction activities, which leads the way for other businesses in the City of Carlsbad to follow their example. Carlsbad businesses may self-nominate or may be nominated by Waste Management.  If you know of a business who should be nominated as a Recycling Champion, please contact the City of Carlsbad at 760-602-4646 or Waste Management at 760-929-9400 or email recycle.trash@carlsbadca.gov. You may also download the nomination form here

Current Recycling Champion 3rd Quarter 2017


prAna has been named the Recycling Champion of the Quarter by the City of Carlsbad and Waste Management.  Based in Carlsbad, prAna makes sustainability part of its core values boasting an innovative program focused on improving their relationship with the planet.  These efforts are driven by the company’s Green Team and include a strong recycling program, in-office composters, drought-tolerant landscape as well as working with vendors to recycle and repurpose textiles and soft plastics. The program is sustained by every team member and employee making waste reduction and recycling part of their annual goals. 

“At prAna, we are committed to making our clothing as sustainably as possible, which means working as sustainably as possible,” says Kelsey Towne of prAna. “Outside of our efforts to improve the environmental impacts of our products, our Green Team is committed to improving the impact of our day-to-day operations, both in the Carlsbad office and in our retail stores.”

Recycling Champion 2nd Quarter 2017


Genoptix has been named the Recycling Champion of the Quarter by the City of Carlsbad and Waste Management.  With three locations close together on Rutherford Road and Faraday Avenue, Genoptix Medical Laboratory has made sustainability part of their corporate culture. In addition to having a lab supplies recycling program, they also include recycling education as part of their new hire training as well as posting recycling signs in common areas. As a result, the company recycles more than 40 percent of waste generated. These are examples of how businesses in the Carlsbad community are making a difference every day!