Commingled Conversation: Pete Keller

Commingled Conversation: Pete Keller

A light-hearted Q&A with the vice president of recycling for Republic Services Inc.

Imagine if Aquaman had a knack for craft beers and was a diehard Patriots fan and you pretty much have Pete Keller, vice president of recycling for Republic Services Inc. Enjoy our informal Q&A with Keller to learn what makes him tick so that one day he may invite you to his undersea lair for a brew.

Waste Age: What is your pet peeve?

Keller: Mismatched office furniture and multi-colored collection fleets.

Waste Age: What is your idea of the perfect day?

Keller: Mismatched office furniture and multi-colored collection fleets.

Waste Age: What is your idea of the perfect day?

Keller: In Foxboro, Mass. with beer and sausage for breakfast and football in the afternoon.

Waste Age: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Keller: “Keep things simple.”

Waste Age: What was the last book you read?

Keller: “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” by Patrick Lencioni.

Waste Age: What is your favorite movie?

Keller: The 1995 movie “The Usual Suspects.”

Waste Age: What is your favorite TV show?

Keller: “How It’s Made” on the Discovery Channel.

Waste Age: Beatles or Rolling Stones?

Keller: Rolling Stones.

Waste Age: What is the strangest piece of trash you’ve ever come across?

Keller: Imagine anything – I’ve seen it.

Waste Age: Do you prefer the beach or mountains?

Keller: I prefer the beach.

Waste Age: What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?

Keller: My family.

Waste Age: If you could invite three people — living or dead — to a dinner party, who would they be?

Keller: Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin and Babe Ruth.

Waste Age: If you weren’t serving in your current role, what would you like to be?

Keller: A brew master.

Waste Age: What is your favorite sports team?

Keller: The New England Patriots.

Waste Age: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

Keller: I’d like to be able to breathe underwater.

Waste Age: What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done?

Keller: I’ve traveled up Class 5 rapids; requires lots of horsepower.

Waste Age: What’s the one talent you have that not many people know about?

Keller: I can juggle better than most.

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