Speaker Bio


Rich Simon

Rich Simon

Director of MRF Advancement, Recycling Partnership

With more than 20 years of experience in the private sector of the recycling industry in a variety of capacities, Rich says he is fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from and work with a wide range of perspectives and people. Prior to joining The Recycling Partnership, Rich marketed materials recovery facilities (MRF) recyclables to end-users and coordinated special MRF projects for a waste and recycling company based in the Midwest. Previously, Rich also worked in recycling operations managing facilities, as well as recycling sales, brokerage, and business development. His broad experience in the industry contributes to Rich’s deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing MRFs, which he brings to his work as Director of MRF Advancement.