Have you ever met someone who just has contagious energy, brings passion and true love to what they do in life? Two years ago Green Girl Recycling was extremely fortunate to have hired just that individual to learn all the recycling routes and then be able to oversee routing and warehouse operations and work closely with customers in the area of education and outreach. Alex came to Green Girl Recycling from Austin, Texas, where he helped run compost routes and helped fill in wherever assistance was needed. Alex loves to compost and has helped Green Girl Recycling educate hundreds of customers on how to properly separate and handle composting in both large and small offices, helping to make programs work more smoothly. His deep passion for waste diversion has helped improve the efficienty of sorting systems aiding not only customers but also drivers collecting recyclables.
Not only does Alex give back at work, he is always consistently volunteering to help other organizations in the ‘green space’ who have needs. In the last year alone, Alex helped A1 Organics clean up fields around their facility, helped at the Ward and Jamestown Clean-Up Days and at the 4th of July and also attended many Resource Conservation Advisory Board (RCAB) meetings as an ‘At-Large Member’ volunteering to assist on a few break-out groups. Many at RCAB know Alex as ‘A-Train’..Choo Choo!!
As the recycling industry faces harder times, it’s more important than ever to acknowledge those around us making a huge difference every day. Alex Richardson is a quiet force, with an amazing smile, who leads from his heart. He takes charge to keep recycling, compost, electronics and diversion happening in Colorado each and every day. Alex is a ‘boots on the ground’ recycling leader and a rising star in the industry.