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Kevin Barkley, President of the Georgia Recycling Coalition, recognizes Abby Goldsmith as the first inductee into the Georgia Recycling Coalition Hall of Fame.
is the Principal and Owner of A. Goldsmith Resources. She has worked with state and local governments, businesses, and trade associations for 25 years to maximize the recovery of resources from what otherwise would be waste and to manage what remains in an
environmentally and fiscally sound manner. Abby is a Board Member of the Solid Waste Association of North America (Georgia Chapter), recently completed her term as the co-chair of the Atlanta Recycles Steering Committee and served as the first President of the Georgia Recycling Coalition where she remains an Honorary Board Member.
The Georgia Recycling Coalition hosts its annual conference at the King & Prince Beach Resort on St Simons Island from September 17-20. Register now at georgiarecycles.org.
The Georgia Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America will host its 2017 Fall Conference from December 6-8 at Jekyll Island. Go to www.gaswana.org for more information.
International Compost Awareness Week is May 7-13. Go to www.compostfoundation.org/icaw for information on how to celebrate, resources for composting at home, and other resources to help divert organics from disposal and improve our soil.
Despite the weakening of solid waste planning requirements in Georgia, proactive local governments continue to update their solid waste and material management plans as their current plans expire with the assistance of A. Goldsmith Resources. Georgia communities as diverse as Fulton County, Macon-Bibb County, Camden County, and the cities of Kingsland, St. Marys, and Woodbine have updated their goals and strategies for reducing and managing solid waste and identified the programs, policies, facilities, and resources needed to achieve them. The biggest benefit of the planning process? Since elected officials adopt the final plan, they take the opportunity to review, provide input and ultimately support the activities once the plan is adopted.
We assess current and potential strategies, programs and facilities, drawing on decades of experience from across the country to recommend ways to attain client goals.
We help put the plan into action - developing policy, identifying funding sources, procuring services and facilities, and garnering support from elected officials and the public.
A Goldsmith Resources monitors progress toward goals and measures environmental and financial performance over time and against selected benchmarks.
A Goldsmith Resources works with clients to set measurable goals for solid waste reduction and management and to formulate a detailed plan to achieve them.