speakerWendy Worley

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

Wendy Worley is the Section Chief for NC DEQ's Recycling and Materials Management Section. The Recycling Section is located within the Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service (DEACS). In this role, Wendy leads the state's recycling section, overseeing non-regulatory assistance programs for local governments and recycling businesses. With more than 25 years of experience in recycling, solid waste management, and program planning, Wendy has been with the NC recycling section for the past 15 years. Most recently, she served as the Recycling Business Assistance Center (RBAC) Manager, leading the recycling economic development team to develop strategies to expand and support private sector recycling capacity in the state. Prior to coming to state government, Wendy worked in local government recycling program management and in private consulting.