Solid Waste & Recycling

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    Solid Waste and Recycling
    P.O. Box 473
    Wolcott, CO  81655-0473 

    815 Ute Creek Road
    Wolcott, CO  81655 


County welcomes new Solid Waste and Recycling Director

Contact: Kris Friel, Director of Communications, 970-328-8617 or 

Eagle County is pleased to welcome Ken Whitehead as its Director of Solid Waste and Recycling. Whitehead began his new position on March 14.

Whitehead comes to the county from Ocala, Fla., where he was the Solid Waste Director for Marion County. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Florida. His previous experience includes project engineering, environmental engineering and project management as well as achieving the rank of captain with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

“Given his background and experience, we are extremely excited to have Ken as a team member,” said County Manager Keith Montag. “His extensive skill set will be a great addition to our management staff.”

In his new role, Whitehead will be responsible for the management and oversight of the county’s landfill, Materials Recovery Facility and Household Hazardous Waste Facility. He is charged with identifying new opportunities that could be provided at the solid waste and recycling site to improve services for Eagle County residents. Whitehead will also focus on maximizing the life of the facility through long range planning and waste diversion, while continuing to meet all Colorado waste regulations. The position has been open since October 2010.

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