What we do
The Solid Waste and Recycling Advisory Committee (SWRAC) assists and advises the City on its waste management and recycling plans, policies, and programs. Its members include representatives from:
- Environmental groups.
- Civic organizations.
- Recycling and solid waste industry.
- City agencies.
The mayor appoints SWRAC members based on recommendations from the Department of Streets commissioner and others. All members have voting rights.
SWRAC holds its general meetings on the third Thursday of every other month. These public meetings begin at 3 p.m.
2021 meeting dates
- January 21, 2021
- March 18, 2021
- May 20, 2021
- July 15, 2021
- September 16, 2021
- November 18, 2021
From time to time, SWRAC subcommittees or working groups meet on a different schedule.
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
|Kelly Offner (co-chair)||Executive director, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful|
|Fern Gookin (co-chair)||Vice president, Revolution Recovery|
|Bob Anderson||Vice president, Closed Loop Partners|
|John R. Embick||Attorney at law, Environmental Law|
|Christine Knapp||Director, City of Philadelphia Office of Sustainability|
|Paul M. Kohl, PE||Planning and research manager, City of Philadelphia Water Department|
|Joseph Otis Minott, Esq.||Executive director, Clean Air Council|
|Chuck Raudenbush||Government affairs manager, Waste Management, Inc.|
|Maurice Sampson||Principal, Clean Water Action|
|Vivian Van Story||Founder and president, Community Land Trust Corp.|