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 22nd in Buzzards Bay 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 Tuesday, September 20, 2022 through an online ballot (will be sent to you via email from email@example.com.)
Please read further to learn about the candidates.
Rob Gogan, Volunteer Zero Waste Consultant
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
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, CMRK
Taylor Millspaugh is the Director of Business Development at CMRK. For the past 35 years, CMRK has collected textiles through residential pickups and clothing donation bins. Taylor is responsible for creating partnerships with municipalities, businesses and nonprofits through curbside collections and donation bins. CMRK has given their partners over $25 million dollars in the past 20 years. Her role at CMRK combines her love of fashion, sustainability, and networking. She is the self proclaimed Queen of Thrift.
Mike Orr, City of Cambridge
Mike has worked in the waste and recycling industry for 10 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. He has also taken a leadership role in the Massachusetts Product Stewardship Council (MassPSC).
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.