WARSAW — KC Recycling Director Shelly Heckert announced her resignation at today’s Solid Waste Board meeting, April 18. Heckert’s been with the Depot for eight years, starting as an educator, and has been director since 2014. Heckert’s last day will be May 31.
“I’m ready for the next step,” stated Heckert. “I’ve loved working here, it’s been great for me, but it’s time.”
The board recognized Heckert’s achievements, praising her for the contributions she’s made as director.
“I consider what you’ve done eight years of public service,” commented Mayor Joe Thallemer who sits on the board, commenting that her dedication and service has not gone unnoticed.
Brad Jackson, Bob Conley and Rick Swaim of the board were chosen as the hiring committee responsible for interviewing initial candidates to fill the position. After the search is narrowed down, the board will interview the finalists and pick their choice.
“It’s an encompassing job,” said Heckert. “One day you’re slinging TVs in the back, the next day you’re in Indy talking to representatives, then you’re back in the office answering customer service calls.”
Heckert will finish the events she has planned through May, and offered to be as involved with the new hire as the board wants her to be.
In other business:
- The Depot has seen 314 electronics customers in the first two weeks of the TV amnesty event. The Depot usually sees less than 200 in a month.
- Litter Buster Campaign will continue through May.
- The Depot will be accepting tires May 8-13.
- Spring Into Recycling will be May 13, offering document destruction, HHW education and a City of Warsaw free tree giveaway.
- The Depot is always in need of volunteers to help with TV collection through June.