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    LCSWMA’s Women of Waste

    Each year, the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) handles approximately one million tons of trash. The organization’s mission is to manage waste as a resource to protect and benefit the community. It’s a tremendous responsibility that takes many people to accomplish, including a variety of women who work in all areas of LCSWMA. Introducing the Women of Waste—they are hardworking, dynamic, empowering, and they are helping to drive the organization forward. Although they each serve in a different capacity, they have one thing in common: pride for Lancaster County. The roles they play help fulfill LCSWMA’s core values: stewardship, safety, excellence, innovation, leadership, education, and collaboration.

     


     

    Michelle Marsh
    Chief Business & Compliance Officer
    Joined in 2007 as Assistant Recycling Manager

     

    “I am most passionate about our system’s design to follow the EPA’s waste hierarchy to promote recycling and utilize waste-to-energy to minimize landfilling. We are incredibly fortunate to have this system in Lancaster County and as a county native, it makes me very proud of our community!”

    Shelly Fritsch
    Weighmaster
    Joined in 2012 as a Truck Driver

     

    “Our Integrated System across four sites takes many team members to run smoothly and everyone plays an important role. I’m proud of the many roles I’ve played within LCSWMA including equipment operator, truck driver, and weighmaster. The opportunities are endless, and I’ve enjoyed the wonderful people I’ve worked with. Everyone’s on a mission to make waste a resource for Lancaster County.”

    Michelle Brown
    Recycling Manager
    Joined in 2019

     

    “Recycling is an ever-evolving industry that is influenced and impacted by so many of our daily choices. I love helping people understand not only how the recycling process works, but how to meaningfully participate in the process to create the kind of sustainable world they want to see.”

    Jordan Gallagher
    Environmental Specialist
    Joined in 2016 as Environmental Field Specialist

     

    “My role at LCSWMA is important to me because I have a hand in providing a waste disposal outlet for Lancaster County residents while ensuring the waste is managed in the most environmentally responsible way possible. We only have one earth, and it’s rewarding to have an opportunity to help protect the environment and the future of our planet.”

    Amanda Manning
    Human Resources Manager
    Joined in 2019

     

    “I truly believe my role occupies the space between what’s best for the business and meeting employee needs. I am proud to work for an organization that is committed to maintaining that balance. It is an added bonus to work for an organization that is also focused on bettering the community and environment where we all live and work.”

    Heather Principe
    Truck Driver
    Joined in 2021

     

    “I love my schedule! As a mother of four, I am fortunate to have an amazing career that pays well, provides great benefits, and allows me to be home every night to spend time with my family.”

     


     

    Did You Know? Headquartered right outside of Lancaster City is an important community asset that has been serving the county since 1954. LCSWMA (Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority) has created a nationally recognized, award-winning integrated system to manage the waste we generate every day. From the Transfer Station Complex and Household Hazardous Waste Facility, to the Frey Farm Landfill and two Waste-to-Energy Facilities, LCSWMA’s integrated system is an innovative approach to managing trash. And to make this all happen, it takes a team of approximately 115 smart and talented engineers, managers, and specialists— among them are some of the women you see on these pages. Learn more about how LCSWMA is managing waste while generating renewable energy, recovering and recycling metals, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, conserving land and water, and much more at lcswma.org.