Sue Beets-Atkinson


“I’m passionate about making sure we care for our planet! I love to show other people that we can each make a difference if we adjust our lives in really minor ways.” – Sue Beets-Atkinson

Sue Beets is the Corporate Sustainability Manager for SBM Site Services, LLC.  With over 20 years of solid waste management and recycling experience, Beets was a key player in founding the Solid Waste Management programs for a large computer manufacturer in the United States, a program which yielded 91.2% diversion nationally.

Sue Beets-Atkinson has directly overseen more than 383 Million pounds of material recycled in her career and has successfully designed and implemented many large and complex recycle programs for several Fortune 500 companies across the country. Beets is constantly reinventing systems for better efficiencies and is the driving force behind SBM’s Sustainability programs which includes Zero Waste Planning and food waste programs.

Co-authored pioneering Zero Waste Implementers Manual under contract to Sierra College Center for Advanced Competitive Technologies.  Manual detailed the intent, requirements, strategies to achieve and examples of 80 credits in 15 categories for the new U.S. Zero Waste Business Council Scorecard Certification System.

Beets-Atkinson is USGBC LEED Accredited Professional and has both supported and implemented numerous startup programs and is President of the United States Zero Waste Business Council.