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Derek Ruckman
Vice President & Group Manager - Pacific Northwest

Derek Ruckman joined Recology in 2015.  Derek previously served in various capacities for Republic Services and the Cintas Corporation.  He was born and raised in Tucson, AZ where he attended and graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS in Business Management.

Derek is the Vice President and Group Manager for Recology’s Pacific Northwest Group where he oversees facilities in Seattle, Portland, McMinnville, Astoria/Warrenton, Ashland and North/Mid Willamette Valley.



Steve Brum
Group Controller, Pacific Northwest Region

As Group Controller for the Pacific Northwest Region, Steve oversees the financial reporting, regulatory compliance, audit, and internal controls for the company, and manages the finance group including billing, accounts payable, and business development.


Steve has 14 years of experience in the Recycling and Waste industry performing a multitude of financial, business development, and municipal relationship roles.  Prior to joining Recology in Seattle, Steve worked in both the San Francisco and Portland Metropolitan Areas.  He is a graduate of San Jose State University.



Kevin Kelly
General 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.  As General Manger of Recology CleanScapes, Mr. Kelly oversees over 300 employees responsible for the garbage, recycling and organics collection for 100,000 residential customers and 10,000 commercial customers.  Recology CleanScapes also processes approximately 100,000 tons of commingled recyclable material annually and operates three retail stores.

Kevin graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in political science.


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. 

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


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, Todd 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.