Steve Changaris

Vice President of the Northeast Region

Steve Changaris is a 29-year veteran of NWRA and its promotion of private sector companies that offer environmentally sound and economically efficient management of solid wastes, organics and recyclables. Steve covers the northeastern states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. He works with the region’s waste companies and interacts on their behalf at the state, local, regional, special authority and county level. He works with legislative and elected officials as well as administrative and regulatory officials in all solid waste areas.

Steve holds a master’s degree in Political Science, and his role at NWRA is primarily that of a manager of the many, varied specialties within the industry. He works constantly to bring consensus on issues with independent waste company owners, corporate executives of publicly traded companies, engineers, recyclers, facility operators, policy folks, lawyers and more. Once this process yields a consensus for action on an issue, Steve then goes about working with his members and others to see that the industry’s voice is heard on the matter at hand.

Steve resides in Massachusetts with his wife Anne. He has two adult children and three grandchildren.