DC Department of Public Works Gets Waste Diversion Staff

ILSR is working closely with the newly appointed Waste Diversion staff of the DC Department of Public Works (DPW). The Waste Diversion staff was hired under provisions of the new solid waste law which ILSR and the DC environmental community sponsored in 2015.

Annie White has been appointed by DPW as Manager of the Office of Waste Diversion.  Annie White comes to DPW from the Department of Energy and Environment’s Urban Sustainability Administration where she served as a sustainable materials management analyst.  Prior to working for the District, Ms. White launched and led GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition and Global Green’s Coalition for Resource Recovery.

The DPW Office of Waste Diversion is charged with developing a zero waste plan to achieve at least an 80% waste diversion rate. It also serves as a liaison between the District and neighboring jurisdictions in developing regional waste reduction and diversion campaigns.


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Neil Seldman, Ph.D, directs the Waste to Wealth Initiative. He specializes in helping cities and businesses recover increasing amounts of materials from the waste stream and add value to the local economy through new processing and manufacturing facilities. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.