Joanne Shafer

Joanne is the Deputy Executive Director/Recycling Coordinator for the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority. She manages the countywide recycling program, including curbside collection from 28,000 households, a system of over 100 drop-off sites; commercial recycling from 1200 establishments and a source separated Materials Recovery Facility with a yearly capacity of 15,000 tons. With the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority since 1990, she is also responsible for recycling public education throughout Centre County and the marketing of all recyclable commodities from the Centre County MRF. The latest project will be the expansion of food waste recycling to many Centre County businesses and the continuation of the conversion of the entire fleet to CNG powered fuel. Joanne is one of Pennsylvania’s first twelve Senior Certified Recycling Professionals and chairs the Professional Certification Committee. She is also past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center and currently serves on its Board. She serves on the National SMM Standards Board and is a past Chair of the ROC. She is also an advisory member of NERC.

Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority
253 Transfer Rd., Bellefonte, PA 16823

Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority
Deputy Director/Recycling Coordinator