Bob Gedert joined RRS in January of 2017 as an affiliate senior consultant bringing over 35 years of experience in recycling collection, solid waste facility operations, and contract management responsibility. He has direct public sector experience leading cities and counties toward zero waste goals through a systems approach, including leading practices in proactive public education and outreach.

Recent Team Projects

  • Austin, TX: Developed the Austin Resource Recovery Master Plan to achieve zero waste over the next 30 years. (work performed during tenure with Austin, TX)
  • Indiana: Developed and implemented a technical assistance program for Indiana communities to startup and maintain recycling, yard trimmings, and household hazardous waste collection programs. (work performed during tenure with Indiana Department of Environmental Management)


  • Association of Ohio Recyclers
  • Indiana Recycling Coalition
  • Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Protocol
  • Virginia Recycling Association
  • National Recycling Coalition
  • Municipal Waste Management Association
  • National Stewardship Action Council
  • US Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • State of Texas Alliance of Recycling
  • Solid Waste Association of North America
  • US EPA G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency Sustainable Materials Management Working Group

Topical Expertise

  • Solid Waste/Recycling Planning
  • Zero Waste Planning
  • Recycling and Diversion Policies/Ordinances
  • Contract Management

Recent Speaking Engagements/Publications


  • Master of Public Administration, California State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, California State University
  • Facility Management Training and Haz-Mat Training, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) / Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Training
  • Solid Waste Management Certification, Ohio University / Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA)
  • Small Business Management Certification, Live Oaks Vocational


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