Gary Nihart

Gary Nihart

Gary first entered the recycling industry as a student employee for Clemson University Recycling Services where led the makeover of the composting operation and eventually won the Carolina Recycling Association’s Outstanding Organics Recycling Program for 2013. After leaving Clemson, Gary spent a year working for Vision Recycling in the San Francisco Bay Area assisting in the management of seven organics recycling facilities, processing approximately 50,000 TPY. Gary has worked alongside Joseph since the beginning to develop the Atlas Organics public/private partnership composting model and begin to implement it in the Southeast.

Gary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and a Master’s of Science degree in Applied Economics and Statistics from Clemson University. Gary is the Chairman of the USCC Young Professional Committee and has taken the 40-hour USCC Compost Operations Training Course and passed the SWANA Compost Operations Test.

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