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 fields, Ken Richards has seen it all. He has a B.A. 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 fields present. 

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Jessica B. Downes
TRUE Advisor &
Sustainability Consultant

Jessica Downes is an avid environmentalist with a 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.  Jessica is a TRUE Advisor. Learn more about TRUE certification at true.gbci.org.

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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 has a B.S. in Business Management from Mercy College as well as an A.S. in Accounting from the Wood Tobe-Coburn School.

Lusana Chou

Lusana holds a Bachelors in Accounting from Universidad de Carabobo in Venezuela and is pursuing a Masters in Accounting at Brooklyn College. She is a weekend warrior and enjoys being active and is passionate about environmental stewardship.