Michael Timpane

Michael Timpane

Michael is a principal and vice president of process optimization and material recovery at RRS, where he works with solid waste and recycling companies, materials recovery facilities (MRFs), NGOs, major consumer product groups, international packaging companies, and the public sector. With over 40 years in executive field operations and development roles with the largest public recycling companies in the U.S., Michael has gained a reputation for thought leadership, management, and technical execution in recycling systems pricing, recycling processing, landfill diversion planning and technology, facility development, material streams, recycling/organics system economics, recoverable commodities, and process improvement. Prior to RRS, Michael worked with Waste Management (WM) for 13 years with responsibilities including recycling procurements nationwide, business development of MRFs, general manager of WM’s e-Cycling business, MRF process improvement, landfill diversion, mixed waste scopes, C&D, and material stream analysis. Michael is a frequent national speaker and published author on recycling systems, contracts, costs, and materials streams.