September 12, 2017

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Nick Yafrate Named to Waste360’s 40 Under 40

Nick Yafrate (Massachusetts) was recognized by Waste360 as an awardee in their "40 Under 40" awards program on March 6, 2017.

Waste360's 40 Under 40 program showcases the next generation of leaders who are shaping the future of the waste and recycling industry and recognizes inspiring and innovative professionals under the age of 40 whose work has made a significant contribution to the industry. The winners are involved in many different aspects of the waste industry including landfill design, waste hauling, composting, policymaking, sustainability, and municipal initiatives.

Nick joined Geosyntec in 2008 after earning his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Davis. He works in many aspects of geotechnical and landfill design, permitting, and construction quality assurance. His recent focus has been elevated temperature landfills including developing programs to measure and map temperature distribution in landfills, understand the causes of elevated temperatures, and mitigate elevated temperatures. Additionally, he specializes in design and installation of geotechnical instrumentation to monitor stability of geotechnical structures at dozens of sites across the U.S., such mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) berms, landfill slopes, ash impoundments, dams, and sheet pile walls and is one of Geosyntec's recognized experts in the area.

According to Mark Hickey, Waste360 Vice President and Market Leader, "From technology and innovation to grassroots growth and vast professional achievement, these 40 young professionals give the entire waste, recycling, and organics industry a great deal to be proud of. The future is bright thanks to the thinking and hard work of these rising stars."

Waste360 serves 90,000+ professionals worldwide and is the leading information, event, commerce, and education provider to the solid waste, recycling, organics, and sustainable communities, playing a critical role in connecting industry professionals worldwide. Nick and the rest of the winners had their nominations evaluated by a panel of expert judges from Waste360, which consulted with an external advisor to select the finalists and winners.

The 40 Under 40 winners will be honored in May in New Orleans, Louisiana during an awards ceremony at WasteExpo, North America's largest solid waste, recycling, and organics industry event.

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