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Mission

The mission of the Maine Resource Recovery Association is to assist the Maine community with
implementing professional solid waste management systems that are environmentally and economically
sustainable.

Our Goal

To promote sustainable materials management in Maine by providing
educational programs, materials brokering services, and planning tools to municipal and business
managers and to solid waste professionals.

Meet the Team

Office Staff

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Victor Horton

Executive Director

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Victor has worked for MRRA for over 18 years and, as it's Director for the past 15 years. He runs the Office and is Focused on Marketing Recyclables for MRRA Members. Including getting prices from markets, setting up transportation, tracking weights, Billing end users, and making payments to towns.

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Jessica Lake

Assistant Director

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Jessica is new to the Recycling/Solid Waste industry.  She comes to us with a background of 20+ years in Musical Theatre, 9 years in the Healthcare industry, and 3 years in Retail Management.  She is excited to learn new things and see what we can all learn from each other.

Board of Directors

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Ross Nason

President

Ross is currently the environmental planner for Kennebec Valley Council of Governments in Fairfield, ME, where he assists 85 towns and cities in central Maine with various technical issues that include state and federal regulatory compliance; transfer station and recycling center planning and design; household hazardous waste collection, and universal waste management.

 

 

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George Buswell

Vice President

George works for the Penobscot County Commissioners as the Deputy Director of the Unorganized Territory Administration. As a result, he is becoming more involved in the Solid waste and recycling issues in Penobscot county. They are hoping to find ways they can help towns to reach their goals and not sky rocket their MSW budgets. George has been in the industry for over 25 years and also serves on the Board of the Central Penobscot Solid Waste Facility.

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Trampas King

Treasurer

Trampas was recently appointed Town Manager of Dexter in August 2018. Prior to this role in his community he was employed as Superintendent of Mid Maine Solid Waste Association for 13 years. During his tenure at MMSWA he oversaw the operation of the facility and its one million dollar budget. He kept the facility in compliance with all local, state, federal regulations and managed the daily operations serving seven area communities. Trampas holds his associates degree in business
management  from Eastern Maine Community College.

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Irene Belanger

Board Member

Irene Serves as a selectperson for the Town of China. She also serves on various boards and Committees

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Deborah Saber

Board Member

Debbie Saber has been an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Maine for three years. In 2016, she joined the Materials Management Research Group at The University of Maine’s Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainable Solutions as a healthcare industry expert working on projects and research aimed at environmental sustainability issues.

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Steve Lewis

Board Member

Steve has worked at the Boothbay Region Refuse District for 27 years, managing for the last 16 years. He is also a selectman for the town of Boothbay and have been for 10 years. In his spare time he works as a paramedic in Boothbay, which he has enjoyed doing for 28 years.

"We have used the MRRA for many years. I feel it is important for the MRRA to succeed. Without MRRA member towns would have to market their recycling on their own most likely for a smaller return. I would like to help the MRRA expand and grow."

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