Solid Waste Consulting

Ronald J. Proto


Ron Proto is President of Ronald J. Proto Consulting Group, Inc., a company that provides a variety of productivity improvement, program design, and project management services to the solid waste industry.

Ron has worked in the industry for many years, gaining hands-on experience in all levels of the business, from garbage collector to senior executive. Through his extensive work with industry leaders and major metropolitan communities, he has developed the knowledge, skills and insights to become a recognized expert on issues such as recycling and waste management policies, collection operations, organizational development, and litter abatement.


Key Roles

Throughout his career, Ron has played key roles in some of the industry’s signature projects in California.

  • As Engineering Manager for Oakland Scavenger Company, Ron directed the development of the Altamont Landfill and the Davis Street Transfer Station. Each of these continues today as a major revenue site and model facility for Waste Management, Inc.

  • As Group Manager for Norcal’s San Francisco Operations, Ron provided oversight and coordination of a $130 million nationally recognized integrated waste management system to support the City and County of San Francisco’s long-term solid waste management and recycling goals. The heart of the system is the unique “Fantastic 3” collection program that includes three 32-gallon wheeled carts for each residential account. This state-of-the-art recycling program allows customers to put food waste with their green waste--representing almost 50% of the waste stream.


Associations and Service

Ron feels that developing good relationships with his customers and the communities he serves is extremely important. He has served on the San Francisco School Volunteers Board of Directors and the Clean City Coalition Board of Directors. He is a member of the National Solid Waste Management Association, Solid Waste Association of North America, the California Refuse Removal Council, the Rotary Club of San Francisco Bayview, Toastmasters International, and American Management Association.

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