Environmental Research & Education Foundation

Lighting a path to sustainable waste management practices

aka EREF   |   Raleigh, NC   |  www.erefdn.org

Mission

To fund and direct scientific research and educational initiatives for waste management practices to benefit industry participants and the communities they serve.

Ruling year info

1993

President & CEO

Mr. Bryan Staley

Main address

3301 Benson Drive, Suite 101

Raleigh, NC 27609 USA

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EIN

52-1804051

NTEE code info

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

Recycling (C27)

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Scholarship Program

Scholarships are awarded by EREF to recognize excellence in master’s and doctoral waste management research and education.

Population(s) Served

The sustainability movement has reached the business models of nearly every industry in the U.S. and
aggressive goals have been set regarding waste management. Projects funded by the Research Grants
Program reflect EREF’s strategic goal to address all areas of solid waste management and support
EREF’s mission to fund and direct scientific research and educational initiatives to benefit the waste
industry and its participants.

Population(s) Served

The Data & Policy Program exists for the sole purpose to aggregate industry-related data and policy information, providing valuable unbiased analyses to benefit the solid waste industry and the communities it serves. D&P projects also serve as a resource for solid waste-related data for researchers and decision-makers within other areas such as sustainability and environmental policy. EREF’s D&P has substantial experience in aggregating hard to obtain data or data from multiple/disparate sources.

Population(s) Served

EREF’s Education Program provides quality and technically beneficial online courses, live webinars and in-person Regional Summits for members of the solid waste industry as well as individuals and organizations interested in increasing their awareness of solid waste research and development to improve and excel in their professional or academic field as well as maintain professional licensing.

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Environmental Research & Education Foundation

Board of directors
as of 10/29/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

James Dowland

Kevin Walbridge

Leonard Joyce

LaBella Associates

Paul Mitchener

Macquarie Infrastructure Management

Pat Carroll

Environmental Solutions Group

Ven Poole

GFL Environmental

Tim Benter

Republic Services

John Casella

Casella Waste Systems

Scott Dols

Big Truck Rental

James Little

Waste Connections

Michael Savage

PTR Baler & Compactor Company

James Walsh

SCS Engineers

Richard Burke

Advanced Disposal

Mike De Castro

Covanta

Brad Nelson

McNeilus

Henry Saint Bris

SUEZ Environnement DRIS2D

Joseph Ursuy

Comerica Bank

Bruce Wilson

University of New Brunswick

Marty Bryant

Wastequip

Bill Caesar

WCA Waste Corporation

Tara Hemmer

Waste Management