Bradley Kelley, BSME

Brad KelleySenior Project Engineer
Mechanical Engineering Post-Graduate, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Processing systems/equipment evaluations and designs; Mixed waste processing; Waste characterization studies; Waste conversion technologies; Collection; C&D recycling.

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Mr. Kelley has over 25 years of engineering design experience both as a consultant and in the private-sector. As part of his background for equipment manufacturers, he has worked on the concept and design of a multitude of processing systems for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), single stream, construction waste and demolition debris (C&D), biomass, and waste-to-energy projects.

He is the concept designer of two facilities, one for single stream processing and one for C&D processing, that were presented Gold Excellence Awards by the Solid Waste Association of North America recognizing outstanding solid waste facilities that demonstrate the highest practices through their commitment to using effective technologies and processes in system design and operations. As a design engineer, he has utilized 3D computerized drafting technology for both component manufacturing and processing layouts, has hands-on skills with system installations and has experience with hydraulics, electrical, and logic programming.

Prior to joining GBB, he was Sales Design Engineer at Bulk Handling Systems, a firm that designs, engineers, manufactures, and installs sorting and handling systems throughout the world for the recycling, solid waste, demolition, and power generation industries. Previously, he was Senior Mechanical Engineer at West Salem Machinery, Inc., a manufacturer of grinding, screening, and conveying equipment for the biomass and lumber industry. Before that, he was Mechanical Drafter and Project Engineer for various manufacturers of machinery, where he designed a range of high-end automated equipment.

Selected Interviews

How Cities Are Solving Challenges in Recycling,published in Waste Today (March 2020)

Utilizing Analytics Can Create Efficiencies and Reduce Downtime,published in Waste360 (December 2018)

Going for Gold – Municipalities that implement a C&D recycling program must have clear goals before moving forward,published in Waste360 (April 2018)

Publications & Speeches

Conversion Technologies and the Needs of Front-end Processing Systems,” published in Waste Today. (May/June 2020)

What Does the Future Look Like for Paper Recycling,” presented at Sustainable Packaging Coalition Impact 2020 Virtual (March 2020)

State of Technology for MSW Processing: Smart Technologies for Processing MSW,” presented at the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Advancing the Bioeconomy: From Waste to Conversion-Ready Feedstocks Workshop (February 2020)

Fixing Recycling(Summary of panel in Recycling Today), presented at the Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference, Chicago, IL (October 2019)

Big Data and the Waste Industry,” published in Waste Today (August 2019)

IoT (Internet of Things) and Predictive vs. Preventive Maintenance,” presented at the Virginia Recycling Association Conference, Glen Allen, VA. (May 2019)

Markets and Marketability – Overcoming the barriers to accessing recycling markets,” published in MSW Management magazine. (March-April 2019)

“MRF Operators – How to Communicate Information About Materials Marketability Problems?” presented at the MRF & Recycling Plant Operations Forum, Chicago, IL. (October 2018)

Smart Technologies for Contamination Management,” presented at the Maryland Recycling Network/SWANA Mid-Atlantic Conference, Ellicott City, MD. (June 2018)

“How does a Waste Characterization Study help with Future Planning?,” (moderator) presented at WASTECON / International Solid Waste Association’s World Congress, Baltimore, MD. (September 2017)

“Advanced Equipment for C&D Processing,” presented at the Construction & Demolition Recycling’s Increasing Diversion webinar series. (December 2016)

Processing Equipment and Recovery, from MRFs to MWPFs,” presented at the Waste360 Recycling Summit, Austin, TX. (September 2016)

“MRF and MWPF Equipment: The ‘Magic’ of Separation Technology,” presented at the SWANA eSession webinar series. (September 2016)

Energy-Ready Organics,” published in Renewable Energy from Waste magazine. (November-December 2015)

Let’s Get Honest … MWP Has a Place in the Big Pond with All the Alligators!,” published in MSW Management magazine. (September 2015)

“Feedstock and Technology Considerations for Dry Anaerobic Digestion,” (moderator) presented at the Renewable Energy from Waste Summer School Webinar Series. (July 2015)

“Source Segregation or Commingled Recycling,” presented at the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste Webinar. (July 2015)

“Anaerobic Digestion Fundamentals,” presented at the Renewable Energy from Waste Summer School Webinar Series. (July 2015)

“Mixed Waste Processing,” presented at Waste Expo, Las Vegas, NV. (June 2015)

Does Size Matter? What Your Material Composition May Not Be Telling You,” published in Waste Advantage magazine. (November 2014)