Gary Liss

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Gary Liss

Gary Liss is one of the leading experts on Zero Waste policy in the world. Mr. Liss has over 39 years of experience in the solid waste and recycling fields. He has documented Zero Waste Businesses, developed Zero Waste Community and Business Principles and drafted Zero Waste Plans for communities. Gary has worked on more Zero Waste Community Plans than anyone else in America. He has developed economic analyses as part of Zero Waste Plans in: Nelson, British Columbia; Palo Alto and Oakland, California; Telluride, Colorado; and Austin, Texas. Mr. Liss has conducted economic analyses of Resource Recovery Parks in: Del Norte County and San Benito County, California; and Waveney, U.K. Mr. Liss has also participated in over 20 citywide solid waste and recycling system procurements, from both a public and private perspective, including: 8 as Solid Waste Manager in San Jose, CA and 4 public procurements he directed as GLA (Hawthorne, CA; Montara and Granada Sanitary Districts, CA; Del Norte County Waste Management Authority, CA Transfer Station/MRF; and Lewiston, ID). Mr. Liss has overseen several garbage rate reviews as well, including in San Luis Obispo County and the Montara Sanitary District.

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