The Willow School has been awarded NJEPA WasteWise Partner of the Year. The Partner of the Year Award recognizes overall waste reduction achievements, efforts to purchase or manufacture recycled-content products, and activities to promote WasteWise. As a WasteWise partner, The Willow School has reported its trash, recycling, upcycling, and composting data since 2009.
In 2011, The Willow School was awarded Honorable Mention and has been making annual goals to reduce overall tonnage recycled or thrown away. Honorable Mentions are awarded to Partners who made noteworthy accomplishments in waste prevention, recycling collection, and buying or manufacturing recycled-content products. Each year when the WasteWise report is finalized, teams meet to determine new goals, possibilities for recycling, waste reduction opportunities, and greener purchasing options.