DSWA’s Lynsey Kocenko Named to Waste360’s First Annual 40 Under 40 Award List

The Delaware Solid Waste Authority and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Lynsey B. Kocenko, P.E., BCEE has been named to the Waste360’s first annual 40 Under 40 awards list, which showcases the next generation of leaders in the waste and recycling space who are shaping the future of the industry.

Ms. Lynsey B. Kocenko, P.E., BCEE is a civil engineering professional with thirteen (13) years’ experience in the solid waste management field.  She received her Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware in May 2006 and her Masters of Civil Engineering with a concentration in Geotechnical Engineering (Cum Laude) in May 2011. Ms. Kocenko became certified as a Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering from the Delaware Association of Professional Engineers in July 2011 and became a Board Certified Environmental Engineer from the State of Delaware American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists in October 2014. Her background includes experience in geotechnical engineering, environmental regulations, permitting, landfill and solid waste systems design, construction and operation.  She is the Facility Manager at the Cherry Island Landfill, Pigeon Point Landfill and Pine Tree Corners Transfer Station with the Delaware Solid Waste Authority.

Ms. Kocenko has been a SWANA member for more than ten years and currently serves on the Young Professional Steering Committee as the International Board Representative and Secretary and is also the Landfill Management Division Young Professional Representative.  She also serves on the Landfill Management Awards, Rules and Regulations, and Training Committees. Ms. Kocenko is very involved in SWANA’s national events and has been a Proctor, Moderator, Emcee, Ignite Presenter, and Awards Presenter. Ms. Kocenko is a SWANA certified Manager of Landfill Operations.

Ms. Kocenko is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and American Academy of Environmental Engineers where she serves on the Qualifications Based Selection Committee.  She is also an International Solid Waste Association Young Professional Member. She is a Women in Engineering Mentor for the University of Delaware and a guest lecturer at the University of Delaware and Villanova University.

“We are passionate about the waste, recycling and organic industry and we believe our list of winners will make a significant mark on our industry,” said Waste360 Editorial Director, David Bodamer. “We congratulate all of the professionals we’ve recognized, and we look forward to watching them chart the course for the industry in the years to come.”

The Waste360 40 Under 40 awards program recognizes inspiring and innovative professionals under the age of 40 whose work in the waste, recycling and organics industry has made a significant contribution to the industry. The winners are involved in every part of the waste and recycling industry, including haulers, municipalities, composters, recycling professionals, policy makers and product suppliers.

“We are extremely proud of Lynsey, she is a talented engineer and a natural leader with a very bright future.” said DSWA Chief Operating Officer, Robin Roddy

A panel of expert judges from Waste360 evaluated the nominations and consulted with an external advisor to select the finalists and winners.

Ms. Kocenko will be formally recognized at WasteExpo, North America’s largest solid waste, recycling and organics industry event in June.

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