2024-05-20 13:16News

Wood, Hutchins, and Hughes Earn NWRA Women's Council Scholarships

2024 NWRA Women's Council Scholarship Recipients(L-R): Laurin Wood, Alexandra Hutchins, Phoenix Hughes

Three Casella employees were named distinguished recipients of the 2024 National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) Women's Council Scholarship Recipients, announced at the annual Waste Expo, North America’s largest solid waste, recycling, organics, food waste recovery, and sustainability tradeshow, hosted by Waste360 in collaboration with the NWRA. Each scholarship recipient was granted a $5,000 award. 

  • Laurin Wood, Route Software and Support Manager, Highgate, VT
  • Alexandra Hutchins, Marketing & Communications Intern, Rutland, VT
  • Phoenix Hughes, Operations Manager, Auburn, MA

In 2007, the NWRA Women’s Council established an educational scholarship program to assist qualified individuals in pursuing an education that will lead to productive careers in the waste and recycling industry. 

“We are thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2024-2025 NWRA Women’s Council Scholarships,” said Tammy Holtzman, chair of the NWRA Women’s Council Scholarship Committee and district manager at Waste Connections. “Each of these remarkable individuals has shown exceptional promise and dedication to shaping the future of the waste and recycling industry. We are proud to support their academic pursuits and look forward to witnessing their continued success.”

Read the full press release from NWRA.

About Casella Waste Systems, Inc.

Casella Waste Systems, Inc., headquartered in Rutland, Vermont, is one of the largest recyclers and most experienced fully integrated resource management companies in the Eastern United States. Founded in 1975 as a single truck collection service, Casella has grown its operations to provide solid waste collection and disposal, transfer, recycling, and organics services to more than one million residential, commercial, municipal, institutional, and industrial customers and provides professional resource management services to over 10,000 customer locations in more than 40 states.


Jeff Weld
Vice President of Communications
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