Solid Waste & Recycling


Rick Mauck confirmed as new SWANA president at Wastecon 2004

John H. Skinner, Ph.D., Executive Director and CEO of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), is plea...

John H. Skinner, Ph.D., Executive Director and CEO of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), is pleased to announce the election of Richard J. Mauck, Director of Streets and Automotive Services for the City of Santa Clara, California, as SWANA’s new President.

Working for the City of Santa Clara since 1982, Mauck has presided over solid waste management and recycling programs as well as programs for four other Public Works Department divisions. Allocating an annual US $20 million over many different public works programs, Mauck is responsible for solid waste management and maintaining the streets, storm drains and also an urban runoff pollution prevention program in Santa Clara.

"I feel very honored to have been chosen by my colleagues to head this organization," Mauck commented. "I am eager to implement many of the strategies planned by the Recycling Incentive Alliance (RIA) to help California and other states meet their solid waste landfill diversion and reuse/recycling goals."

Along with being an advocate for the environment, Mauck has seven years of experience as a consultant and is a registered professional civil engineer. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado and an M.A. in Public Administration from San Jose State University.

About SWANA:

For over 40 years, SWANA, The Solid Waste Association of North America, has been the leading professional association in the solid waste management field. SWANA’s mission is “to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste.” SWANA serves over 7,000 members and thousands more industry professionals with technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.

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