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Ms. Kelly Megonnel

Recycling Coordinator,
York County Solid Waste Authority

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York County Solid Waste Authority
2700 Black Bridge Rd
York, PA
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Bio

I've been in the municipal solid waste industry since 1999.  I started my waste/recycling career as the Recycling Coordinator for Dauphin County, Pennsylvania (home to PA's capitol city, Harrisburg); eventually becoming appointed as the County's Solid Waste & Recycling Director.  In December 2011, I changed direction and was employed as the Executive Director of the Professional Recyclers of PA, a statewide advocacy association.  Realizing how much I missed being directly involved with municipal waste and recycling programs, I began working for my current employer, the York County Solid Waste Authority in May 2014 as the Recycling Coordinator.

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Pennsylvania's Act 101 of 1988 (Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act) mandates all 67 counties have a Recycling Coordinator on staff.

My current role with the Authority is diverse (so, to name a few...): corresponding with 72 municipalities and keeping track of their waste/recycling contracts, grant writing, data mining and analysis, tracking/commenting on appropriate federal and state legislation, assisting with Plan implementation, preparing annual countywide recycling report, special projects as assigned (such as C&D Waste Generation Study), etc.

Visit our website to discover all of the amazing things that our Authority does with waste-to-energy, recycling and community outreach!  We're just 52 miles north of Baltimore, MD and 100 miles west of Philadelphia. 
York County Solid Waste Authority

As of August 2017, I am co-chair of the Professional Recyclers of PA's Government Affairs Committee and currently running for a public-sector seat on Keystone SWANA's Board of Directors (previously held position in years past).

I love what I do... I love talking trash and the industry I work in!

When I'm not talking trash, I'm spending time with my husband, Scott.  And of course enjoying my favorite to-do's such as shopping, golf and traveling (especially to St. Petersburg, FL to visit my mother as often as I'm able!).

Education

Penn State University
Pennsylvania, United States
Certified Recycling Professional, 2005

Job History

York County Solid Waste Authority
Recycling Coordinator
York, PA, United States
May 2014 - present

Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania
Executive Director
Harrisburg, PA, United States
December 2011 - May 2014

Dauphin County Dept. of Solid Waste & Recycling
Director
Harrisburg, PA, United States
May 1999 - December 2011