Chaz Miller
Director,  National Waste & Recycling Association


“Recycling America:  Change Is the Only Constant”
Waste generation trends and how they impact recycling programs.


About the Presenter:

Chaz Miller is Director, Policy/Advocacy, for the National Waste & Recycling Association, a trade association for private sector haulers, recyclers, composters, and disposal companies.  He has been involved in solid waste and recycling since 1976 when he joined EPA’s Resource Recovery Division.  He has also worked for the Glass Packaging Institute.

Miller has been a keynoter and speaker at recycling and solid waste conferences in the United States, Canada, Japan and China. He was a plenary session speaker at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development Waste Management Conference in Tokyo.

Miller wrote “The Circular File”, an award-winning column for Waste 360 magazine.  He was Chairman of the Board of the National Recycling Coalition and was President of the Maryland Recycling Network.  He has testified at Congressional and state hearings on solid waste and recycling issues.  He is an ex officio member of the Northeast Recycling Council Board.


Get to Know the Presenter

While we are serious about sustainable materials management we thought it would be fun to ask our speakers a few silly, personal questions to get to know them. Here are Chaz’s:

What was the name of your first pet?  Tulsa Red

What is your favorite pizza topping?  Pineapple

Do you prefer to watch the sunrise or sunset?  Sunset

What is your one environmental vice?  Driving to the Y

What do you believe is the biggest challenge and what is the biggest opportunity in Sustainable Materials Management today?
Being willing to challenge one’s orthodoxy