Meet Our Dedicated Leadership Team
Gretchen has worked in the environmental field for over a decade as a volunteer, municipal recycling coordinator, and now the Republic Services Recycling and Organics Coordinator for Massachusetts. Gretchen provides training and education on recycling for both municipalities and commercial customers while helping to build the organics infrastructure for New England. In addition to her leadership of MassRecycle, Gretchen is a LEED Green Associate, a Zero Waste TRUE Advisor, and a member of the Environmental Business Council Solid Waste Management Leadership Committee.
Waneta is the Director of Sustainable Materials Management for the City of Newton. Through her experience in electronics, EPR, and managing packaging waste for both the Wisconsin DNR and the Product Stewardship Institute, Waneta was a perfect fit as an officer of the MassRecycle Product Stewardship Council. She also managed hazardous waste at McMurdo Station, Antarctica during the 2014-2015 austral summer season.
Phil Goddard currently holds the position of Manager of Facility Compliance and Technology Development at the Town of Bourne, Department of Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) where he has worked for the Town for 19 years involved in project development, permitting and safety. In addition, he is the Treasurer of MassRecycle, Chairman of the Massachusetts Product Stewardship Council, and the President of the Southern New England Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA.)
Debra is marketing director for Organix Solutions, an organics recycling and solid waste consultancy based in Minnesota. Debra works with industry and government on waste reduction and implementing Organix Co-Collection™. She is part of a project team involved with new technologies and infrastructure for organics and solid waste processing.
Dave, who has been in the Waste & Recycling industry over 5 years, is employed by Rehrig Pacific where he works with haulers and municipalities to help them reduce trash and increase recycling through the use of curbside containers and code enforcement technology.
Erin has worked in the Solid Waste and Recycling Industry for just under four years for Casella Resource Solutions, the largest recycler in the Northeast. For the past year and a half, she has been a part of the Municipal Development team at Casella, focusing in Massachusetts.
Jeff has worked in the recycling industry for 6 years, primarily in the electronic and universal waste sector for Complete Recycling Solutions (CRS), where he is the Account Manager supporting recycling services for businesses, municipalities, educational and medical industries. Jeff has assisted at MassRecycle’s networking events by connecting people together and sharing ideas for improving recycling throughout the state.
Gunther is the Solid Waste & Recycling Coordinator for the City of Haverhill where he manages daily operations for 25,000 curbside collection households. He has implemented programmatic efficiencies, like automated trash and single-stream recycling, de-manufacturing of mattresses and box springs all while doing outreach & education via social-media. Gunther has been active with Product Stewardship issues and is Member of MassRecycle’s Product Stewardship Council.
Mike has worked in the waste and recycling industry for 6 years, currently working for the City of Cambridge as the Recycling Director. He manages Cambridge’s trash reduction goals while exploring and expanding waste diversion programs, such as curbside organics and hopes to share his insight on recycling and composting with Massachusetts communities as a Board member of MassRECYCLE.
Mike is the Transfer Station Foreman for the Town of Wellfleet. He has worked in the solid waste and recycling industry, both public and private, for 15 years. His diverse background has enabled him to modify Wellfleet’s Transfer Station to better handle seasonal populations and market conditions cost-effectively.