After conducting a nationwide search, Interim City Manager Chris Wilson has appointed Griffin Hatchell as the new Solid Waste & Recycling Department Director, effective Wednesday, May 15.  “Mr. Hatchell will be an asset to our leadership team as he offers a fresh perspective, based on his extensive solid waste experience spanning the private and public sectors,” Wilson said. “The City will benefit from increased efficiency in our waste management initiatives as Griffin optimizes our collection processes, thereby improving overall effectiveness.”

Hatchell joined the City of Greensboro in September 2021 as the City’s Solid Waste Collections Manager. In this role, he administered residential trash and recycling services, along with yard, bulk, and e-waste collections. Hatchell has also overseen the transition to the new yard waste carts. Prior to Greensboro, Hatchell served as the Superintendent of Solid Waste for the City of Raleigh. For more than five years, he was an Operations Manager for Waste Industries and an Operations Supervisor for another six years with UPS.

“I look forward to serving the residents of Greensboro in this new capacity. Together, with my dedicated team, we will work to improve and expand solid waste services,” Hatchell said. “Furthermore, we will continue to make strides in recycling, such that Greensboro becomes a model for other cities.”

The Solid Waste & Recycling Department consists of approximately 170 employees. Hatchell holds a Bachelor of Science in Technology Education Graphic Communications from North Carolina State University. He is certified by the Solid Waste Association of North America in the areas of Solid Waste Collections Manager and Management of Land Field Operations.

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