Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard is a Senior Vice President of SCS Engineers and our National Expert in Solid Waste Planning & Recycling and Sustainability. She has over 30 years of experience in sustainable materials management, including environmental consulting and project management with an emphasis on solid waste management planning and facilities. She has assisted public and private sector clients in the preparation of solid waste management plans; designed and implemented waste reduction, recycling, and reuse programs; and evaluated existing programs to identify opportunities to reduce, reuse, and recycle solid waste. Ms. Leonard has prepared plans and permits for transfer stations, material recovery facilities, and drop-off and buy-back centers. As part of these projects, she has completed environmental impact assessments, facility permit applications, odor and dust control plans, and other support documents. Ms. Leonard has a strong working knowledge of solid waste management regulations and practices, and has presented numerous successful projects to city, county, and state regulators.
Ms. Leonard is a member of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), including International Board Immediate Past President; Past Director of SWANA’s Recycling and Special Waste Technical Division; and is on the Board of Directors of SWANA’s Southern California Founding Chapter (2009 to present). She is also a Past Director of the Southern California Waste Management Forum and Past President of the Women’s Environmental Council.
Contact Michelle at 626-792-9593 or