William Worrell

San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority - USA

Bill Worrell has more than 40 years of experience in solid and hazardous waste management. He has been the Manager of the San Luis Obispo County, California Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA) since 1995 until his retirement in 2018.   During this time, the IWMA has implemented numerous programs including an award winning household hazardous waste program, a school education program and a food waste diversion program.

Prior to San Luis Obispo he was responsible for solid and hazardous waste programs in San Diego and Miami. Projects included closing a 640-acre superfund site and retrofitting the largest waste-to-energy facility in the United States.

For the first 10 years of his career, Bill worked for an engineering consulting firm, Brown and Caldwell. He was responsible for solid and hazardous waste projects throughout the Southeast, including Tampa, New Orleans and Jacksonville Naval Air Station.

Mr. Worrell received a BS and MS in Engineering from Duke University and is a registered professional engineer in California. He is a coauthor of the college textbook “Solid Waste Engineering” and has taught the solid waste engineering course at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.   In addition, he has authored and/or presented 53 professional papers throughout the world including in China, Japan, England and Switzerland and has been a member of the World Resources Forum’s scientific committee since 2005.

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