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  1. 1. JUSTINE FALLON <ul><li>Recycling Program Manager </li></ul>Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
  2. 2. Springfield Materials Recycling Facility 84 Birnie Avenue, Springfield, Massachusetts
  3. 3. About the Springfield MRF <ul><li>Opened in 1989 </li></ul><ul><li>Owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, operated by Waste Management </li></ul><ul><li>Receive and sort 45,000 tons of recyclables from 78 towns in western Massachusetts (population just under 1 million) </li></ul><ul><li>Sell recyclables to manufacturers that use them to make new products </li></ul>
  4. 4. Recycling Program Manager Responsibilities: <ul><li>Facility/Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage contracts with Operator and Municipalities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building Maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operational Oversight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recycling In frastructure </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Recycling Program Manager Responsibilities: <ul><li>Education/Outreach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facility Tours – 1000+ people annually </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brochures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook, YouTube, Wikipedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hotline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media/Press – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>radio and TV interviews, press releases, podcasts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media Events – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Earth Day, America Recycles Day </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislative Breakfasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quarterly Recycling Coordinator Educational Workshops </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. MRF 20 th Anniversary Event Harry Potter Recycling Promotion Tour Room Exhibit Poster 6 th grade bookcover project Recycling at the Big E
  7. 7. Recycling Program Manager Responsibilities: <ul><li>Recycling Industry/Trends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Track recycling markets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Track recycling rules, policies and legislation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Track solid waste trends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate with trade associations, other states, and cities </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. People I work with: <ul><li>Local Department of Public Works/Recycling Coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Residents/Individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers, School Officials, and Custodians </li></ul><ul><li>Elected Officials – State Legislators, Mayors </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturers/Trade Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Solid Waste Haulers </li></ul><ul><li>Press/Media </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Designers, Web Designers, Ad Agencies </li></ul>
  9. 9. Education/Skills <ul><li>Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Public Speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Math for financial analysis, trend analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul>