“The reality is that a lot of customers don’t know how to recycle, and it’s my responsibility to help them understand what materials go in the trash and what goes to recycling.”
Her primary focus is helping restaurants and other businesses that have dining areas sort, separate, and place their organic waste – primarily food scraps – into the proper container. She ensures that sites have internal recycling containers and the proper signage to comply with recycling laws.
A Passion for Teaching and Making a Difference
Angie finds it rewarding to meet new people, help them with their recycling needs, and build relationships. She is a self-proclaimed recycling nerd. “One customer said they had never seen anyone get so excited about trash! It’s my passion; I love sharing my knowledge with different audiences.”
Angie lives in Burbank with her husband, Stephen, and 11-year-old son, Shawn. She enjoys making “fusion” sushi rolls, photography, hiking, and tending to a small garden on her apartment balcony in her spare time. “It’s my ‘Angie cave.’ It makes me so calm. Plants give me peace.”
She practices what she preaches, using the correct waste and recycling containers in her home. She posts used items on Facebook in a local “Buy Nothing” group, where participants can donate or find items at no cost.
“My husband washes every plastic container before putting them into the recycling bin. I do a waste assessment whenever I visit my friends and give them recycling tips!”
Angie was promoted recently to Lead Recycling Coordinator. In her new role, she mentors new hires, trains other recycling coordinators, and assists her manager.
“What I like most about my work is sharing my passion with my customers, building great relationships with customers, and working with talented people from various departments. I enjoy seeing customers who never had recycling programs now doing an amazing job. That inspires me, and it’s so rewarding!” Athens is hiring recycling coordinators like Angie! If you’re interested, you can view open positions and apply at athensservices.com/careers.