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July 2022 - June 2023

Executive Committee

Heather Douglas


United Electronic Recycling

Jordan Fengel



Steve Kassen


Office Interiors Group

Amy Thomaides


City of San Marcos

Jason Keller


United Electronic Recycling

Jason McCombs


Austin Resource Recovery

At Large

Cameron Watson

The Organic Recycler

Natalie Betts

Balcones Resources

Gigi Gebhardt

Rise Equipment

Board Members

Ken May

Capital Area Council of Governments

Jeremy Starritt

City of Frisco

Tom Gleason

City and County of Denver

Gregory Behl

Texas Disposal Systems

Teresa Chapman

City of Georgetown

Cris Luce

SmartSort Technologies Inc.

Wendy Chance

Pratt Industries


Tamara Kowalski
Communications and Program Manager


The State of Texas Alliance for Recycling’s (STAR) Mission is to advance recycling through partnerships, education, and advocacy for the benefit of Texas. STAR is a 501-C3 non-profit advocacy organization whose membership has over 300 people representing government, private industry, educational, and not-for-profit organizations that have an interest in advancing recycling in Texas. STAR is governed by its Mission, Bylaws, and Guiding Principles.

The Board of Directors seeks to establish appropriate actions for the organization in fulfilling its Mission by periodically updating the Strategic Plan. STAR’s previous Strategic Plan was created in 2008 and updated in 2012 and 2016. The 2016 Strategic Plan sought to capture the momentum built by the successful Texas Recycling Data Initiative (2015), and the subsequent adoption of HB 2763 that directed the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to conduct the 2017 Study on the Economic Impacts of Recycling (SEIR).

STAR’s 2020 Strategic Plan continues to build upon previous efforts and the adoption of SB 649 that directs the TCEQ and Governor’s Office of Economic Development to create a Texas Recycling Market Development Plan by 2021.

Review the STAR Strategic Plan.

STAR is a 501c3 non-profit organization

Mailing Address

PO Box 142274

Austin, TX 78714

Call or Email Us
Office: 512.828.6409


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