We all want more good stuff successfully recycled and we want to decrease contamination and cross contamination of recyclables. With limited budgets, an ever-increasing complexity of household waste and packaging, and the challenges of significant differences in locally-provided programs, what can we do? This webinar will present tips, tactics and tools to improve residential recycling, with an emphasis on harmonizing approaches and outreach materials.
Sego Jackson, Project Specialist IV, Snohomish County Solid Waste Management Division, Everett, WA
Candy Castellanos, Senior Manager, Public Outreach & Education, Waste Management PNW, Kirkland, WA
Karen Bandhauer, Project Director, Curbside Value Partnership
Project Specialist IV, Snohomish County Solid Waste Division, Everett, WA
Sego’s first project in Snohomish County in 1990 was to coordinate establishment of curbside recycling throughout the unincorporated county and 15 of its cities with 5 different solid waste collection companies operating under a variety of contracts or regulated franchises and with several cities providing municipal services directly. A lot has changed since 1990, and Sego continues to be involved with working to increase recycling and improve curbside performance. He is a participant in the Northwest Commingled Recycling Work Group, coordinates unique agreements with WM and Republic Services and serves on the Washington State’s Waste2Resources Committee, The Northwest Product Stewardship Council’s Steering and Packaging Committees, and Ameripen’s Technical Advisory Group. He is also a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. As well as curbside programs, Sego works on product stewardship, organics and hazardous materials programs. He was named Washington State’s Individual Recycler of the Year in 2006 and inducted into the Washington State Recycling Association Hall of Fame in 2005.
Senior Manager, Public Outreach & Education, Waste Management PNW
Candy has over fifteen years of extensive outreach, program and project management experience and a track record that includes nationally recognized and award-winning community engagement and Community Based Social Marketing programs. She is certified by the National Association of Interpretation in environmental education, is a graduate of the King County Master Recycler/Composter program and has extensive training and expertise in community based social marketing, LEED EB waste characterization, place-based learning, environmental justice, environmental health, public education, and K-adult community program development and implementation. Currently she is serving as the Vice President of the Washington State Recycling Association, and has been on the board of directors since 2012. Previous service includes the Washington Conservation Voters (1998-2008), ForTerra/Snohomish Trustee (2008-2010) and Zero Waste Washington (2012-2013).
Project Director, Curbside Value Partnership
Karen has over a decade of experience working in the resource conservation and materials management field. Her experience spans the private, public and non-profit sectors, where she has worked to connect industry and government partners. Most recently, Karen’s work has focused on green supply chain and cross-sector recycling with an emphasis on supporting city-based project work. Prior to joining Curbside Value Partnership, Karen was an Environmental Scientist with USEPA and a Senior Consultant with Resource Recycling Systems. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.