Gary Liss

Gary Liss & Associates

Gary Liss has over 44 years of experience in the solid waste and recycling field. Mr. Liss is now President of Gary Liss & Associates. Mr. Liss is a leading advocate of Zero Waste and has helped more communities develop Zero Waste plans than anyone else in the U.S.

Mr. Liss is a poast President of the US Zero Waste Business Council. He helped develop the Zero Waste Facility Scorecard Certification System and National Conferences, and is an Assesor for the USZWBC Certification System (now TRUE Zero Waste Rating System). He helped develop and is an instructor for the USZWBC professional training for Zero Waste Business Associates (now TRUE Advisor).

He was a founder and past President of the National Recycling Coalition, a Boardmember of the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA), and a leader of the Zero Waste Brain Trust. Mr. Liss went through extensive training with Gunter Pauli in Zero Emissions Research & Initiatives and is a Certified ZERI System Designer. He served on Town Council in his hometown of Loomis, CA and was Mayor in 2010.

He has a Master of Public Administration degree from Rutgers University and Bachelor in Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering major) from Tufts University.