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Diverse Recycling Solutions, LLC was founded in 2013 to address the growing need for personalized services in the waste and recycling industry.

Kenneth U. Richards
Managing Partner

With more than 20 years in the waste management and sustainability field, Ken Richards has seen it all. Ken has a BA in Geography from Hunter College, and is a master composter. Ken is accustomed to finding diverse solutions to the complex issues that the ever changing waste and recycling field present. 

Jessica B. Downes
Recycling Consultant

Jessica Downes is an avid environmentalist with passion for recycling. She joined Diverse after serving two terms with NYC Service. Previously, she has worked with DSNY as an outreach and education associate for the residential compost program, and as a volunteer manager for the NYC Parks department.  

Gabriel A. Montano
Managing Partner

With more than 15 years in the in the environmental services industry, Gabriel has proven himself skilled in budgeting, waste, corporate social responsibility, and developing/implementing comprehensive Recycling Programs. He has an entrepreneurial mind and with a B.S. in Business Management from Mercy College as well as an A.S. focused in Accounting from the Wood Tobe-Coburn School.

Melissa J. Rusinek
Recycling Consultant

Melissa is Diverse Recycling's textile waste expert! She holds a Master of Science, Environmental Management & Sustainability, and is published in Software Quality Professional. Melissa is passionate about supply chain management, circular economy, smart textiles, and sustainability.