Steven P. Christman, QEP
Steve has been involved in solid and hazardous waste management since 1976.
Beginning his career that summer sampling monitoring wells at local landfills two years
before graduating from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Environmental Science in 1978.
Serving 30 years in the field of Environmental Science as a degreed professional, Steve
has worked for private consulting firms, regulatory agencies, and local units of
government. Over the course of these 30 years Steve has been involved in municipal and
industrial waste water treatment, ground water monitoring, hazardous materials
emergency response, municipal and industrial recycling, waste minimization programs,
has operated a landfill, a materials recovery facility, and yard waste composting facilities.
Recycling programs have been a part of Steve’s career since it began with many of these
programs designed and implemented by Steve from the ground up. The first certified in
Indiana as a compost systems operator, Steve now teaches a composting class at the
national level as well as manager of landfill operations, waste screening, health and
safety and other professional certification courses.
Currently serving as the Executive Director of the Northeast Indiana Solid Waste
Management District, Steve has watched very early recycling programs (prior to Solid
Waste Districts in 91/92) evolve into comprehensive, publicly popular materials
management systems. A long-standing proponent of Integrated Solid Waste
Management Steve understands the valuable role of public and private partnerships in
building an environmentally sound materials management system.