Sue Beets-Atkinson

SBM Management

Sue Beets-Atkinson is the Director of Sustainability for SBM Site Services, LLC. With more than 21 years of solid waste management and recycling experience, Sue Beets-Atkinson has directly overseen more than 1.071 Billion pounds of material recycled in her career. She has successfully designed and implemented many large and complex recycle programs for numerous Fortune 500 companies across the United States. Beets-Atkinson regularly reinvents systems for improved efficiency and is the driving force behind SBM’s Sustainability program offerings, which include Zero Waste Planning and food waste programs.

Sue Beets-Atkinson is a USGBC LEED Accredited Professional and is a Zero Waste Business Associate through the United States Zero Waste Business Council. Beets has both supported and implemented numerous startup programs and is President of the United States Zero Waste Business Council. Beets-Atkinson is currently the Chair of the Certification and Training Committees at the United States Zero Waste Business Council

Recently, Beets-Atkinson co-authored the pioneering Zero Waste Implementer’s Manual under contract to Sierra College Center for Advanced Competitive Technologies. This manual detailed the intent, requirements, strategies, and examples of 80 credits in 15 categories for the new U.S. Zero Waste Business Council Scorecard Certification System.