About Environmental Services
Environmental Services Staff
Division Manager, Brian May, BMay@co.marion.or.us , (503) 365-3147
Operations Supervisor, Andrew Johnson, AJohnson@co.marion.or.us, (503) 566-4184
Crew Leader , Tim Sing, TSing@co.marion.or.us, (503) 365-3131
Crew Leader, Walt Wick WWick@co.marion.or.us, (503) 566-4156
Environmental Services Program Supervisor, Matt Knudsen, MKnudsen@co.marion.or.us, (503) 365-3187
Senior Engineering Associate, Don Alexander, DAlexander@co.marion.or.us, (503) 365-3169
Senior Engineering Associate, Scot Tencza, STencza@co.marion.or.us, (503) 588-5169
Environmental Specialist, Keare Blaylock, KBlaylock@co.marion.or.us, (503) 566-4124
Environmental Specialist, Kaileigh Westermann-Lewis, KWestermann@co.marion.or.us, (503) 365-3149
Parks Coordinator, Russ Dilley, RDilley@co.marion.or.us, (503) 365-3120
Waste Reduction Coordinator, Griselda Puga, GPuga@co.marion.or.us, (503) 566-4159
Waste Reduction Coordinator, Bailey Payne, BPayne@co.marion.or.us,
Waste Reduction Coordinator, Alan Pennington, APennington@co.marion.or.us, (503) 365-3188
Environmental Services Administrative Support, Stephanie Pulvers, SPulvers@co.marion.or.us, (503) 365-3178
What Environmental Services Does
Environmental Services oversees a nationally recognized integrated solid waste system that promotes waste reduction and recycling activities in the county, as well as ensures the safe and sanitary disposal of solid waste.
Environmental Services owns two active disposal sites in the county, the North Marion County Disposal Facility located northwest of Woodburn and the Brown’s Island Demolition Landfill in southwest Salem. The county staffs the scale house at these facilities as well as two contracted facilities, the Covanta Energy-from-Waste Facility in Brooks and the Salem-Keizer Recycling and Transfer Station. The Household Hazardous Waste Facility located at the Salem-Keizer Recycling and Transfer Station is also owned by Marion County.
The county maintains one of the highest recycling rates in the state, and our communities recycled 59.7% of all waste generated in 2014. The division sponsors many programs to reduce, waste which helps satisfy the educational and promotional requirements for cities set by the State of Oregon. Some of the more notable programs include: the Master Recycler/Composter training program, which trains citizens how to be better stewards of the environment; the Paint Recycling program, which recycles latex paint for use by anyone in the community; and the Save the Food campaign that promotes food waste reduction.