There’s No Time to Waste in Developing More Women Leaders in the Waste & Recycling Industry
LaBella’s Director of Waste & RecyclingJenny Johnson was featured in Solid Waste & Recycling Magazine. Her 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.
“As those of us in the industry know, solid waste management encompasses more than collecting and disposing of waste in a landfill, which in and of themselves have their own challenges. Our youth need to understand that solid waste management involves innovative thinking, development of new technology, and the willingness to apply that new technology to incorporate changes into the existing system.”
Since 1998, Jenny has provided solid waste consulting services to facilities in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, New York, and Maryland. She provides technical oversight to solid waste projects, is responsible for client and regulator relations, and has developed project management tools used by staff to ensure regulatory deadlines are met. Jenny supports LaBella’s technical staff and programs with training, technical standards, standard operating guidelines, quality control, and health and safety policies. Her experience includes landfill permitting and compliance, negotiations with regulators, groundwater remediation, odor management, landfill gas collection and control systems, and stormwater management. Additionally, Jenny has served on several Regulatory Advisory Panels for amendments to Solid Waste Management Regulations and Stormwater Regulations and has testified at the General Assembly on legislative bills concerning solid waste.