Upcoming Chamber Government Affairs meeting to focus on new trash and recycling changes

The Newport Chamber of Commerce will feature Mike Carey from CR&R Environmental Services at their April Government Affairs Committee meeting on Thursday, April 15 from 8-9:15 a.m.

The meeting, designed to highlight political and legislative issues impacting business and the community as a whole, will focus on the city’s ongoing trash pickup service, the new organic waste cycling program and the new three trash cart roll-out, all done in conjunction with the city’s contractor, CR&R.

Upcomimg Chamber Mike Carey

Courtesy of Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce

CR&R’s Mike Carey

Carey serves as environmental services’ senior sustainability coordinator, where he supports contract and regulatory compliance for the cities of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Carey began his career in sustainability at Orange Coast College in 1985 and spent 35 years shaping environmental policy and nationally recognized programs for the college as well as teaching courses in architecture and environmental studies.

Carey currently serves as a U.S. Green Building Council TRUE Zero Waste Advisory Council member and was a former board member of the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council and the California Resource Recovery Association. He has been at the forefront of environmental issues for several decades.   

The free meeting will be held via Zoom video conferencing and will provide an interactive format allowing for a Q&A. Reservations are required to attend and can be made here.