Congrats to Doreen Schreiber newly certified U.S. Zero Waste Business Associate!

Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District staff member Doreen Schreiber, recently became a certified U.S. Zero Waste Business Associate (ZWBA) through the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC). Doreen joins an elite group, becoming one of only four people in Ohio certified as a ZWBA.


As the District’s Business Recycling Specialist, Doreen assists local companies and non-profits with waste reduction and recycling programs and offers quarterly waste reduction seminars for businesses. Her role as a ZWBA will include implementing Zero Waste programs, preparing businesses for the USZWBC Zero Waste Facility Certification and assisting them through the certification process.


The USZWBC created the Certification program to meet criteria established by the Zero Waste International Alliance(ZWIA). The program encompasses diversion, upstream policies, and practices that enable a business to successfully achieve zero waste. For a business to achieve “Zero Waste” status, they need to successfully divert 90% or more of the waste they generate. Trained professionals like Doreen can help businesses achieve Zero Waste, and receive their Zero Waste Certification from the USZWBC.


For more information about becoming a Zero Waste business, contact Doreen Schreiber at (216) 443-3732  or at

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  • Congratulations Ms. Schreiber. Birds of a feather, I’m looking (at for a few more landscapers on Cleveland’s near-west side who prefer to bring grass clippings and leaves to a garden instead of a landfill.) (Have you read Ilya Kabakov’s The Man Who Never Threw Anything Away? (Bernie Glassman’s Instructions to the Cook may be more to the point.)
  • Congrats Doreen!