Mr. Schultz has extensive solid waste management experience in both the public and private sectors. He is particularly skilled in designing a variety of solid waste and sustainability plans and has served as project manager on a wide range of planning and program development projects for the management of solid waste, recycling, green waste, organic waste, and C&D debris. His areas of significant expertise include: developing strategies and implementation steps for Zero Waste and high diversion plans; assessing existing solid waste collection systems and programs; evaluating public outreach and education programs; developing and revising ordinances and policies; and engaging stakeholders and communities through workshops and outreach planning. Mr. Schultz is very knowledgeable of State regulations and skilled at assisting clients to achieve legislative compliance, particularly with regard to AB 1826 and SB 1383. In both his public sector and consulting roles, he has regularly presented before City Councils and Commissions. Mr. Schultz’s additional experience includes: assisting jurisdictions with procurement and negotiation of solid waste collection services; conducting solid waste operations and performance reviews; conducting rate modeling, reviews and restructuring; and performing data research and investigation.
Prior to joining R3, Mr. Schultz served as Manager of Operations and Environmental Services for the City of El Cerrito. He was a key partner in restructuring and modernizing El Cerrito’s municipal recycling collection operations and award-winning community recycling center. As a Public Works Manager, Mr. Schultz managed the City’s maintenance operations, including a $5 million annual budget funded by multiple special revenue funds, 20+ operations and customer service personnel, and maintenance services for parks, fields, trees, sidewalks, storm drains, and street sweeping.
Mr. Schultz has a Master of Public Administration and Public Policy Development from Cal State East Bay and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, with a Minor in Public Policy, from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Lead Construction and Demolition (C&D) Facility Evaluator through RCI (Recycling Certification Institute), a member of RCI’s C&D Technical Council, and a member of CRRA (California Resource Recovery Association) and NCRA (Northern California Recycling Association).