Robin Mitchell has 30 years of solid waste industry experience.  She specializes in strategic planning, service procurements and contracts, rate analyses, recycling/waste reduction program development and implementation, and characterization studies.

Robin also has a rich background in regulatory and policy development, which enables her to quickly understand and interpret regulatory requirements.

Since joining KCI in 2000, Robin has managed a wide array of projects. She has developed comprehensive, long-term strategic plans aimed at maximizing waste diversion. She has also assisted with more than 50 competitive procurements or contract negotiations and managed more than 60 composition studies.

Prior to joining KCI, Robin served as Regional Waste Reduction Specialist for EPA Region 4 in Atlanta, which provided a broad understanding of solid waste management and recycling activities throughout the Southeast. While living in Atlanta, Robin also helped start Community Recycling, Inc., a successful nonprofit recycling drop-off center in a downtown neighborhood, which was her introduction to truly “hand-on” recycling experience.

Subject Matter Expertise: Strategic & Master Planning; Procurements & Contracts; Waste Characterization


University of Florida, FL

MS, Environmental Science, 1988

Kutztown University, PA

BA, Environmental Science, 1978


SWANA Certified Recycling Systems Manager, 2002

Zero Waste Training Certification, GRRN, 2014


2012 Recycler of the Year, Recycle Florida Today

Federal Environmental Executive’s “Closing the Circle Award,” 1996, for work to enhance government affirmative procurement

U.S. EPA Bronze Medal, 1995, a team award for implementing the “Recycling Means Business” program

U.S. EPA Office of Solid Waste “Team Excellence Award,” 1995, for work on the Recycling Market Development Task Force and “Jobs Through Recycling” initiative

U.S. EPA Region 4 Bronze Medal, 1990, a team award for revising and redeveloping the Regional model RCRA permit


Recycle Florida Today, former Board Member and Communications Chair


Community Recycling, Inc., Atlanta, GA, Founder and former Board member

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