STEM Pro Live! Waste Resources and Recycling

This STEM Pro Live! will introduce you to Brian Kehoe, Maricopa County’s director of waste resources and recycling.

He oversees transfer stations, where trash, recycling, and green waste are taken and divided, and several closed landfills. You’ll hear how Kehoe’s interest in geology and Earth science led him to working in landfills and the amount of work–data-collecting, monitoring, and repairing–needs to go on even after a landfill is closed and no longer accepting more materials.

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Conservation & Sustainability
Geologist, Scientist (Environmental)
Middle School, High School
7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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