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Fort Worth’s City Council Approves 20-Year Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan

The Council unanimously approved, after a public hearing at its September 12 meeting, the long-term plan developed with the assistance of the GBB Project Team.
Fort Worth Solid Waste Management Plan Approval

(from left to right) Robert Smouse (Assistant Director – Solid Waste, Code Compliance Department, City of Fort Worth), John Carlton (GBB Senior Vice President), Michael Carleton (AZ&B Manager), and Joao Pimentel (Senior Planner – Solid Waste, Code Compliance Department, City of Fort Worth) after the approval of the plan.

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GBB Developing Master Plan for Resource Park as Part of Kent County, MI’s Sustainable Materials Management System

The Kent County, MI Department of Public Works selected GBB to develop a Master Plan for 200+ acres of property to convert waste materials into marketable products.

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GBB Assisting H.E. Butt Family Foundation with Procurement of Refuse Compactor and Recycling Containers

GBB is assisting with the procurement process after a previous review and evaluation of waste generation and waste management practices to suggest improvements that could be implemented.

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Lori Scozzafava Promoted to GBB Senior VP, Operations Officer; Joins Ownership Group

Lori ScozzafavaLori Scozzafava has joined the GBB’s ownership group and been promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations Officer. A passionate advocate for environmental issues, she has nearly 30 years of solid waste management industry experience, including 15 years in leadership roles with industry associations.

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Sustainability Leader Jennifer Porter Joins GBB as Senior Project Manager

Jennifer PorterJennifer Porter has joined GBB as Senior Project Manager. A sustainable development leader with 15+ years of experience on government and private sector sustainability initiatives, she has extensive experience in solid waste management, recycling, and composting program development and evaluation.

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New Guam Landfill Built Under GBB Receivership Cited as Positive Example in EPA Report

In a recently released research report on solid waste management for remote, economically challenged communities in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa in the US Pacific territories, the US EPA states that: “Guam is a positive example of how a territory which once only had a large unlined landfill as the sole option for MSW disposal can design, construct, and operate a state-of-the-art MSWLF.”

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Energy from Waste Expert Seth Myones Joins GBB as Special Principal Associate

Seth MyonesSeth Myones has joined GBB as Special Principal Associate – Financial Advisory Services. He has over 30 years of experience in the waste and environmental services, industrial services, and waste-to-energy/renewable energy spaces with in-depth strategic, commercial, operational, and technical expertise.

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City of Fort Wayne Publishes Invitation to Bid for Residential Collection Services and Processing of Recyclables

The City of Fort Wayne, IN, released an ITB for Integrated Municipal Solid Waste and Recycling Management Contracts – specifically, for curbside collection of single stream recyclables; curbside collection of Municipal Solid Waste; and, processing of collected recyclables. GBB assisted with drafting the ITB, participated in the pre-bid conference, will review bids, participate in interviews, and provide recommendations and assistance with negotiations and contract finalization.

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Stephen Simmons Joins GBB Ownership Group; Promoted to Senior Vice President

Stephen SimmonsStephen Simmons is now part of the firm’s ownership group, joining President and co-founder Harvey Gershman, and Senior Vice Presidents Chris Lund, P.E., PSS, and John Carlton, P.E., BCEE. He has also been promoted to Senior Vice President.

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GBB Acquires the Energy Facilities Group of RRC Power & Energy

GBB acquires RRC’s Energy Facilities Group, a multi-disciplinary team that provides consulting and engineering services to waste facilities, district energy systems, and power generating plants nationwide. Joining GBB as part of this acquisition, and based in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area, are Matt Clark (Vice President) and Rob Dunnette (Principal Associate).

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