Exciting new developments in solid waste management at Raftelis

As a leading consultancy in the field of solid waste management, Raftelis is thrilled to announce the addition of two highly experienced professionals to our team: Morgan McCarthy, JD, and Jennifer Porter.

With their extensive expertise, we are poised to offer even more comprehensive and innovative services to our clients. Here’s a closer look at what Morgan and Jennifer bring to Raftelis and the new services we now provide.

Meet Our New Experts 

Jennifer Porter – Principal Consultant 

Jennifer Porter brings more than 20 years of experience in sustainability, circular economy, and solid waste/sustainable materials management. She is a planning leader known for her team-building skills and dedication to advancing sustainability initiatives. Jennifer’s areas of expertise include: 

  • Solid waste and zero waste planning
  • Circular economy
  • Sustainable materials management
  • Finance and infrastructure planning/implementation
  • Solid waste and recycling program optimization
  • Collection and program analysis
  • Procurements

Jennifer has led numerous high-profile projects, such as the development of a Sustainable Business Park Master Plan for Kent County, MI, and a Road to Zero Waste Plan for Orange County, NC. Her strategic vision and ability to deliver innovative solutions are evident in her extensive portfolio of successful projects. 

Morgan McCarthy, JD – Manager 

Morgan McCarthy joins Raftelis with over 18 years of experience in solid waste, yard waste, food waste, and recycling management. She has an impressive background that spans both public and private sectors, making her an asset for sustainable practices. Morgan’s specialties include: 

  • Solid waste service procurement
  • Contract negotiation
  • Waste audits
  • Franchise agreement drafting
  • Strategic planning
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Municipal code drafting
  • Zero waste visioning

Morgan has a proven track record of working closely with cities, counties, and states to enhance environmental services through strategic planning and sustainable practices. Her recent projects include the development of a Zero Waste Study for the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands and a Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling (SWIFR) Grant for Baltimore County, MD.  

Expanding Our Services 

Raftelis is building from a strong base of existing solid waste projects. With the addition of Morgan and Jennifer, Raftelis is now equipped to offer an expanded range of solid waste management services. Here are some of the new and enhanced services we provide: 

Solid Waste Master Plans and Sustainable Materials Management Planning and Implementation 

We help communities and organizations develop comprehensive solid waste master plans and implement sustainable materials management practices. Our services include waste audits, feasibility studies, strategic planning, and implementation of sustainable practices to reduce waste and promote recycling and reuse. 

Grant Application Assistance 

Our experts assist in identifying and securing grant funding for solid waste management projects. We provide support in preparing grant applications, developing project proposals, and managing grant-funded projects to ensure successful outcomes. 

Billing Technology Planning and Implementation 

We offer cutting-edge solutions for billing technology to streamline the billing process for solid waste services. Our services include planning, implementation, and integration of billing systems to improve efficiency and accuracy in revenue collection. 

Collection/Routing and Disposal/Processing Planning, Procurements, and Implementation 

Our team provides comprehensive planning and implementation services for waste collection, routing, and disposal/processing. We assist in developing optimized collection routes, procuring waste management services, and implementing efficient disposal and processing solutions. 

Rates and Financial Modeling 

We conduct detailed financial analyses and develop cost-effective rate structures for solid waste services. Our services include cost-of-service studies, rate modeling, and financial planning to ensure sustainable funding for waste management programs. 

Communications and Public Engagement 

We help clients effectively communicate their solid waste management initiatives and engage with the public. Our services include developing communication strategies, creating outreach materials, and facilitating public engagement activities to build community support for waste management programs. 

Regulation and Compliance 

We provide expertise in navigating regulatory requirements and ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. Our services include drafting and updating municipal codes, conducting regulatory compliance audits, and providing guidance on best practices for regulatory compliance. 

Benchmarking and Best Practices 

We conduct benchmarking studies to compare solid waste management practices against industry standards and identify best practices. Our services include evaluating current practices, recommending improvements, and implementing best practices to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of waste management programs. 

Why Choose Raftelis? 

At Raftelis, we are committed to helping our clients achieve their sustainability goals through innovative and practical solutions. Our team of experts, now strengthened by the addition of Morgan McCarthy and Jennifer Porter, brings wide-ranging experience and a proven track record of success. We are dedicated to delivering exceptional service and results that make a positive impact on the environment and communities we serve. 

For more information on how Raftelis can support your solid waste management needs, please contact us today. Together, we can build a more sustainable future. 

Contact Information

Jennifer Porter, jporter@raftelis.com; Morgan McCarthy, mmccarthy@raftelis.com 

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