We are excited to announce the winners of the 2023 Waste360 40 Under 40 awards. This program recognizes inspiring and innovative professionals under the age of 40 whose work in waste, recycling and organics who have made a significant contribution to the industry. The winners are involved in every part of the waste and recycling industry, including haulers, municipalities, composters, recycling professionals, policymakers and product suppliers.

February 2, 2023

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“Congratulations to the 2023 class of Waste360 40 Under 40 award winners. Our industry is filled with tremendous innovation and talent. We were very impressed with all of the submissions and we are excited to celebrate outstanding achievements of the winners at WasteExpo,” said Liz Bothwell, Head of Content & Marketing and Waste360 NothingWasted! Podcast Host.

Waste360 Innovator and Changemaker Awards

In addition to the 40 impressive young professionals who have won this year, Waste360 has recognized innovation with two additional winners of the Innovator and Changemaker Awards.

Yaniv Scherson, Chief Operating Officer, Anaergia has been honored with the Waste360 Innovator Award, which recognizes innovators and forward thinkers who often use technology to better the industry. Scherson assisted in completing Anaergia’s initial public offering and is continuing to rapidly grow the company with a focus on building and operating large-scale anaerobic digestion facilities, such as the Rialto Bioenergy Facility, the largest organic waste recycling facility, which serves Los Angeles, CA under the most sweeping organic waste diversion mandate in North America.

Graham Rihn, Founder and CEO, RoadRunner Recycling has been honored with the Waste360 Changemaker Award, which recognizes leaders who are creating real, meaningful, positive change for the waste, recycling and organics industry. Rihn saw an opportunity to help expand recycling across North America with RoadRunner Recycling. The company has seen tremendous growth and now serves 20 markets across North America, including raising $130+ million in capital. Rihn also spearheaded the acquisition of Compology, a leading technology company in waste metering, which will catapult the company to meet their ESG goals for 2030.

Stay tuned as Waste360 will publish a series of in-depth conversations highlighting the winners’ lives and careers. You will be in awe of the work they are doing and will be proud to see that the future is bright with this class of young leaders.

Meet the winners in this gallery of the 2023 Waste360 40 Under 40 award recipients. Congratulations!

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