Former Supervisor Named New Recycling and Waste Manager

Posted: May 7, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Michelle Nery

Ron Lim has been named the new Recycling and Waste manager. Lim, a crew supervisor for 12 years, inherits a comprehensive recycling program that was ranked the 17th largest solid waste collector in 1994 by Washington Business Journal, and the largest recycler among local colleges and universities. In 1999, George Mason recycled 852 tons or 37.8 percent of its waste materials.

A native of Alexandria, Lim graduated from James Madison University in 1982 with a degree in special education. Before coming to George Mason, he was a teacher at the Northern Virginia Training Center. In addition managing the program, Lim also oversees 18 mentally and physically disabled employees with the help of crew supervisors Bill Morris, Waredu Adada, and Greg Edwards.

Lim’s main goal as the new manager is to educate the George Mason community on diverting recyclables from the waste stream. “If you look into a recycling container, you will probably find trash and food waste in it and a trash can nearby with recyclables,” says Lim.

For more information about recycling, contact Lim at x32547 or rlim2@gmu.edu.

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