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Violet McDowell
Group Controller

Violet McDowell joined Recology CleanScapes in early 2007. In her current roll as Group Controller, she oversees the audit, internal controls, and financial reporting at the Company and manages the finance group, including customer billing, accounts payable, and payroll.



Quinn Apuzzo
Waste Zero Manager

Quinn Apuzzo joined Recology CleanScapes in 2009. In her role as Waste Zero Manager she is responsible for the education and outreach programs in the cities we currently serve and the employees who work with our customers to increase waste reduction, recycling, and compost participation. 

Mrs. Apuzzo graduated from Hobart College with a degree in Public Policy and Economics.



Erika Nuerenberg
Group Government & Community Affairs Manager

Erika Melroy oversees Recology CleanScapes’ government affairs, community investments, waste zero education and outreach, retail stores, and partnerships with current cities. Prior to joining Recology CleanScapes, Ms. Melroy worked for elected officials at all levels of government and most recently with non-profits and local government to improve organizational operations. She serves on the Boards of the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce and the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce, and is a United Way of King County Public Policy Impact Council member, a PSRC Regional Food Policy Council member and a Capitol Hill EcoDistrict Steering Committee member.

Ms. Melroy received her Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and her Master’s in Public Health from the University of Washington.

Kevin Kelly
Government & Community Affairs Manager

Kevin Kelly joined Recology CleanScapes in 2012 bringing with him a unique background of political and policy experience from the federal, state and local levels of government. In his current position he acts as Recology CleanScapes’ liaison, engaging collaboratively with city governments and communities to work on challenging public sector policy issues. Previously, Mr. Kelly worked for a Member of Congress in Washington, D.C. developing local policies and for a local chamber of commerce advocating on behalf of the business community with local and state government.

Mr. Kelly graduated from Syracuse University with a BA in political science.

Todd Burnstein
Account Manager

Todd Burnstein joined Recology CleanScapes as an Account Manager in 2013. Todd’s 25 years of sales and procurement experience has helped Recology CleanScapes excel in the private sector of recycling. His sourcing knowledge has helped in the development of new markets in the recycling trade. This knowledge will be beneficial in the marketing of recyclable material for the Recology CleanScapes MRF operations. Prior to joining Recology CleanScapes, Mr. Burnstein worked for over a decade at RockTenn Recycling as a Western Region Procurement and Sales Manager.

Mr. Burnstein graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Interpersonal Business Communication.