Morgan McCarthy, JD

Morgan McCarthyProject Manager


  • JD, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA
  • BS, Computer Science, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA  


  • SWANA / CRRA Certified Practitioner in Zero Waste Principles and Practices
  • SWANA certification for Integrated Solid Waste Management

Areas of Expertise:

Waste & Recycling Facility Operations; Waste & Recycling Program Optimization; Community Recycling Programs; Procurement and Contract Negotiation; Waste Audit; Feasibility Studies; Financial Analysis; Capital Improvement Projects; Compressed Natural Gas Project Development; Regulatory Compliance; Legal Research.

“It’s imperative that we are all a part of the solution to save the planet, which is why I work diligently at imagineering solutions for the benefit of communities and the environment.”

Save Contact Info (vCard)

Ms. McCarthy has over 16 years of solid waste, yard waste and food waste, and recycling management experience in the public and private sectors. In addition to working closely with multiple cities and counties as a consultant and company executive, she briefly worked on various initiatives for a City in California, gaining firsthand experience with public sector management and operations.

For over seven years, prior to joining GBB, she was Project Manager for two West Coast environmental consulting firms where she led a wide range of projects assisting California cities, counties, solid waste authorities, and the state in providing efficient and sustainable environmental services including but not limited to waste audits, feasibility studies, strategic planning, and cost-of-service studies.

Prior to that, for nearly eight years, she had key roles with regional Southern California waste management companies. She supervised daily operations for a recycling facility/container rental firm, improving recycling and diversion operation by over 30%. She also led multiple special projects in capital improvement projects, compressed natural gas development, and stormwater compliance.

In addition to her environmental acumen, she holds a law degree and has extensive valuable expertise and experience with franchise agreement drafting and negotiation, RFP development, municipal code drafting, and regulatory compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.


Fast Fashion: Addressing Waste in the Fashion Industry,” published in Waste Today. (February 2024)