speakerJohn Jaimez

Hennepin County

John is an Organics & Recycling Specialist with the Hennepin County Department of Environment & Energy. Hennepin County receives 14,500 tons per year of source-separated organics at its transfer station. Currently, John's work focuses on growing organics diversion through: outreach and technical assistance; new policies and programs, ensuring adequate composting capacity; and exploring additional organics processing opportunities, including anaerobic digestion. John has a B.S. in Environmental Studies from Northland College and an M.A. in Environmental Policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs – University of Minnesota.