Waste & Recycling

Our expertise is in both the technical and human components of solid waste facilities.

Our Waste & Recycling team is founded on more than 40 years of experience in the solid waste industry serving both public and private clients. We have assembled a team of engineers, environmental scientists, geologists, and operations consultants who truly understand the facets of the complicated issues you face.

One of the most unique benefits of working with LaBella’s Waste & Recycling team is the fact that we don’t just know how to properly design and build your solid waste facility—we also have a thorough understanding of facility operations.

Our staff remains informed on local, regional, state, and federal regulation, and offers the tools and experience to make your project a success. We can cover every aspect of design, environmental testing and standard compliance, construction quality assurance, and operations.

Our Leadership: Waste & Recycling services at LaBella are led by Principal Butch Joyce and Director Jenny Johnson.
It's a dirty job - but we love to do it. Our passion for the industry has resulted in innovative technical solutions.
An artificial cap turf system being deployed at Louisa County landfill, the first closure of its kind in Virginia.
Talk to a LaBella Expert

Jenny Johnson
Vice President, Director of Waste & Recycling
Richmond, VA

(804) 980-7462

Video Testimonial

Powered by Partnership: LaBella and Coastal Environmental Partnership

Hear about some of the projects LaBella’s Waste & Recycling team has performed for the Coastal Environmental Partnership from its Executive Director Bobby Darden.

Facility Operator Training Certification and Continuing Education

LaBella’s operator training services are nationally recognized, and we offer sessions to both train and help certify new operators, as well as to fulfill continuing education requirements for current ones.

Our courses cover everything from permits to equipment to regulatory compliance, giving our attendees real-world experience that will help you increase safety, protect the environment, and be fiscally savvy.

Click the link to learn more about our upcoming classes and register.

Featured Press

There’s No Time to Waste in Developing More Women Leaders in the Waste & Recycling Industry

Our Director of Waste and Recycling Jenny Johnson was featured in Solid Waste & Recycling Magazine.

Jenny’s article, “Why Training and Tech are Key to Recruiting Female Leaders” examines what organizations can do to inspire women to build a career addressing the challenges that impact our communities and planet.

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Featured Press

LaBella’s Solar on Landfill/Brownfield Expertise Featured in Solar Power World

In August of 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identified over 80,000 brownfields and municipal solid waste landfills across the country that could be used for renewable energy facilities. This screening included maps depicting locations of EPA tracked sites and their potential for supporting renewable energy generation. According to the data, there are 4,498 sites in New York State alone that have been prescreened and deemed suitable for renewable energy development.

What should renewable energy developers keep in mind when evaluating these opportunities?  LaBella’s Environmental Analyst Lucia Woo suggests a few considerations to Solar Power World.

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