Meet the MRRA
The Minnesota Resource Recovery Association (MRRA) is a private-public membership organization that supports the utilization of today’s waste as a local, renewable, and sustainable source for tomorrow’s energy. Our membership represents 1/3 of Minnesota counties in their solid waste management and recycling needs. Our members play important roles in the protection of the state’s land, air, water, and other natural resources and public health through responsible, affordable, orderly, and uniformly enforced systems of solid waste processing and disposal.
To safely operate resource recovery facilities using state-of-the-art technology-based solutions that are part of integrated solid waste programs that protect the environment, people, and economy.
To promote a zero-waste society that advocates for reducing waste, sustainably reusing resources and less landfill use.
To manage our waste today to preserve our natural environment tomorrow.
In Other Words...
“Resource recovery and waste-to-energy are globally recognized but under-represented solutions to environmental problems in the United States and the state of Minnesota. MRRA is the only state organization that brings our industry together to learn from each other and advocate as a single voice to the public and our legislators. The only way to visualize long-term stability and growth in our industry in Minnesota is through MRRA.”
-- Chris McConn, P.E., Executive Director, Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Authority
Please get in touch with any questions or other needs. A member of our board will respond with additional information.
Chris McConn – Solid Waste Director, Otter Tail County
Tim Steinbeck – GRE President, Hennepin Energy Recovery Center Services
Nikki Stewart – Senior Environmental Resource Manager, Washington County
Steve Vrchota – Executive Director, Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management
Michael Reed – Environmental Health Supervisor, Ramsey County
Tony Hill – Director of Environmental Resources, Olmsted County
Brian Schmidt – Treasurer – Environmental Analyst, Xcel Energy
Luke Taylor – Member-At-Large, Stantec
Dave McNary – Chair – Assistant Director, Hennepin County Department of Environmental Health
MRRA members enjoy access to specialized and required training, annual educational workshops, quarterly meetings, facility tours and much more.