Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard

Ms. Leonard is a Senior Vice President of SCS Engineers and our National Expert in Solid Waste Planning & Recycling and Sustainability. She has over 35 years of experience in environmental consulting and project management, with emphasis in Sustainable Materials Management, including solid waste management planning and facilities. She helps public and private sector clients prepare solid waste management plans; designs and implements waste reduction, recycling, and reuse programs; and evaluates existing programs to identify opportunities to reduce, reuse, and recycle solid waste. She prepares plans and permits for transfer stations, material recovery facilities (MRFs), and drop-off and buy-back centers. She completes 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 prepared 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 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. She was appointed by the Secretary of Commerce as a Member of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee.
Contact Michelle at 626-792-9593 or