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Our Approach

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 Story

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 Haviland

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 was formerly the environmental planner for Kennebec Valley Council of Governments in Fairfield, ME, where he assisted 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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Michael Martunas

Board Member

Michael is the facility manager for Mid-Coast Solid Waste Corporation (MCSWC); a transfer station, landfill, and recycling center located in Rockport, ME.  He has 15 years of experience as an Environmental Compliance & Safety Manager in the Maine industrial sector and has worked extensively with local, state, and federal governments on regulatory compliance and policy.  Michael’s primary role at MCSWC is the management of the MSW transfer station, landfill development and environmental compliance, and recycling programs including household hazardous waste and universal waste management.   Michael works with the MRRA to provide source separated recyclable materials collected at the MCSWC facility.

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Vanessa Berry

Board Member

Vanessa Berry joined ecomaine’s Education and Outreach team in August of 2018 to provide on-site instruction for businesses, organizations, and schools; virtual programming; and design educational curriculum including ecomaine’s first Master Recycler Program. She graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a B.S. in Elementary Education, and recently completed her Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies and Sustainability in December of 2020. Using her teaching background and passion for the environment, Vanessa strives to help Mainers of all ages follow the famous 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse, then Recycle!

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Gabe Gauvin

Board Member

Gabe’s passion for sustainability and waste management sparked from an independent study on Environmental and Economic costs of Rural Maine Recreation Events. His background as an Environmental Educator on environmental, sustainability, and economic issues in Maine and his work in operating Single Sort Recycling programs is what led him to KVCOG. At KVCOG, Gabe provides technical assistance at both a regional and municipal level in waste stream analysis and management, environmental education, and sustainability. Gabe also arranges regional Household Hazardous Waste collection events; and operates KVCOG’s Brownfields, Joint Purchase, and Textile Recovery programs.

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Eric Dyer

Board Member

Eric is the Town Manager of Readfield and Manager of the regional Readfield Transfer Station.  He has served in a wide variety of municipal leadership roles for over 10 years.  Eric obtained his master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California at Irvine and his undergraduate degree in Natural Resource Economics and Policy from the University of Maine at Orono.  Eric has had the unique experience of managing two separate Maine island towns (Chebeague Island and the Cranberry Isles) and believes the perspective of working with solid waste and recycling in this environment is valuable when addressing needs on the mainland and more broadly on the big island we call Earth.

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