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Evan Bisho began working for the City’s Recycling Branch in 2014.  His Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and his experience with Oahu’s schools help to accomplish the Recycling Branch’s public education and outreach goals.  His projects include providing recycling assistance for schools and condominiums, organizing Tour de Trash and private tours, and working with the Honolulu Theatre for Youth to expand recycling education to students.

Miya DeVoogd joined the Recycling Branch after graduating from the Honors College of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies, a minor in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, a minor in Peace and Justice, a minor in Sustainable Natural Resource Recreation Management, and a minor in Sustainability Studies. She focuses on the mandatory business recycling ordinances, the City’s food waste reduction initiative, and the plastic bag ban. She’s also been instrumental in the creation of the Refuse Division’s social media pages.

Julie Leano joined the City and County of Honolulu’s Recycling Branch in 2014. With a B.S. in Environmental Health and Minor in Chemistry from the University of Washington, this Guam local brings along her public health and analytical skills to help manage the City’s green waste and curbside recycling programs. As a Recycling Specialist, her work encompasses gathering data, monitoring and implementing recycling programs, and developing educational material to sustain and improve recycling efforts on Oahu.

Josh Nagashima moved into the City and County of Honolulu’s Recycling Branch as a Recycling Specialist in 2016 after eight years with the State of Hawaii Department of Health’s Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch. He has a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Hawaii. His experience has been invaluable to his involvement with the City’s disposal discount program, glass recycling, mobile inspections, and contract management.

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