Members, It’s Time to Vote!

MassRecycle is happy to announce that it’s time to vote in the Board of Directors: both new and renewals.  Our new Directors will be signing up for two year terms.  Current Directors who are ready to renew will serve another term.

If you are a paid member in good standing, please join us on September 18th at DCU Center in Worcester for our Fall Social that will include our Annual Members’ Meeting.  If you cannot make the Annual Members’ Meeting, please vote online no later than 5 pm on Monday, September 16th, 2024 through an online ballot (will be sent to you via email from admin@massrecycle.org.)

Please read further to learn about the candidates.

Candidates:

Jessica Camarena, City of New Bedford

Jessica works as the Assistant Project Manager of Recycling & Waste Enforcement for the City of New Bedford. Jessica assists in educating the community about waste reduction compliance regulations while upholding enforcement. She manages and contributes to evolving program compliance through outreach, engagement and violation enforcement, when necessary, of all applicable parcels throughout the City of New Bedford, from residential to manufacturing. Jessica is interested and excited to take part in contributing to new solutions by working alongside an innovative organization, such as MassRecycle.

Rob Gogan

Rob Gogan retired as Manager of Harvard Recycling and Waste Services in 2020. He serves on MassRecycle’s Product Stewardship Council and chairs the Tours and Podcast Committees. His goal for MassRecycle is to support, connect and mentor the thousands of sustainable materials management professionals in our state. His goal is to coordinate at least one tour and podcast every two months.

Abbey Massaro, Center for EcoTechnology (CET)

Abbey Massaro is an Environmental Specialist at the Center for EcoTechnology (CET), where she provides individualized assistance to businesses throughout the country. Since 2018, she has supported CET initiatives to help commercial and institutional entities develop recycling, reuse and food waste recovery programs through MassDEP’s RecyclingWorks MA program. Abbey has helped construction projects throughout Massachusetts increase recycling and reuse. Abbey is a Zero Waste TRUE Advisor and a member of the board of directors at the Springfield Materials Recycling Facility and MassRecycle. She has over eight years professional experience in the solid waste management industry and holds a B.S. in Environmental Conservation and a certificate in Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Taylor Millspaugh, WasteZero

Taylor Millspaugh is the Director of Municipal Partnerships at WasteZero, collaborating with New England municipalities to establish and enhance PAYT programs. With a background in textile collection and fund development, she brings a wealth of experience to her role. Based in Rhode Island, Taylor resides with her husband Gabe and two Italian greyhounds. Passionate about sustainability and community engagement, she is dedicated to promoting waste reduction initiatives and fostering positive environmental change in the region.

Stephen Mullis, Rehrig Pacific

Stephen is the Northeast Territory Manager with Rehrig Pacific Company which covers CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT. His goal is to help municipalities and haulers become more efficient, safer, and more profitable year after year. Growing up in Marshfield MA and now living in Charlestown MA and becoming involved in the waste/recycle world he has joined the MassRecycle team to better our future through learning and educating. He is excited to get started with MassRecycle and become a trusted advisor to his peers.

Waneta Trabert, City of Newton

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.