A CULTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY

We develop partnerships with our clients to develop waste management solutions that drive their sustainability efforts, create operating efficiencies, and support their overall waste management programs.

Our team

CWS is a woman-owned and operated small business that provides sustainable waste management solutions through analytics, innovative technologies, training, and culture change. Since our founding in 2013, CWS has successfully managed client’s waste and recyclables while reducing their landfill usage and waste hauling costs by changing the way waste is handled. Our priority is to provide clients with the most effective, environmentally friendly waste management solutions. We accomplish this by following the Waste Management Hierarchy of sustainable materials management. We must view waste production and management differently by creating or modifying programs and the human behavior that drives them. Ultimately, we need to create a culture change and this begins through leadership.

Corporate Waste Solutions
Corporate Waste Solutions

CANDACE SEGER

Founder and CEO

TRUE Advisor / LEED AP O+M

CANDACE SEGER

Candace Seger is the Founder and CEO of Corporate Waste Solutions with over 14 years of experience in the waste and recycling industry. Candace is a TRUE Advisor, working with companies on developing and implementing Zero Waste plans.  She is a LEED AP specializing in Operations and Maintenance, has worked on various LEED projects and conducted numerous waste audits across the country.  Candace sits on the Houston Galveston Area Council’s Solid Waste Management Committee and has been a guest speaker and presenter for the U.S. Green Building Council, the Houston Galveston Area Council, the City of Houston, the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling, and many private companies.  She specializes in waste audits, plan development, education, and change management.  She is well respected as a leader and mentor in her field.  

Corporate Waste Solutions

Caroline Flibbert

Sustainability Consultant

TRUE Advisor

Caroline Flibbert

Caroline Flibbert began her career with CWS in early 2021 and is a graduate of Georgetown University with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Biology. Caroline led many waste management projects during her time at university including developing and implementing campus- wide recycling education campaigns and implementing waste reduction programs throughout the dining halls including both back-of-house and front-of-house composting programs. She has experience conducting waste audits, reporting findings, and developing recommendations to improve diversion, creating zero-waste plans, assessing waste management practices, creating training and education tools, and generating client diversion reports.

Corporate Waste Solutions

James Anderson

Recycling Manager

James Anderson

Bio Coming Soon

Ripley Beaver

Ripley Beaver

Accountant

Ripley Beaver

Ripley Beaver has earned both his Marketing and Accounting degrees from Lamar University. He began his professional career working with local firms and small businesses. He moved on to corporate accounting at a logistics company. Ripley is an active member in the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the American Marketing Association. Ripley’s experience of full cycle accounting, detailed work with both vendors and customers, as well as his understanding of high-volume systems is why he is a great asset to the Corporate Waste Solutions team.

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DARIEN ROSS

Sustainability Manager

TRUE Advisor

DARIEN ROSS

Darien Ross has over 12 years of waste and recycling industry experience, beginning her career with one of the largest global waste and recycling providers.  Ms. Ross is a Sustainability Manager at CWS, overseeing the work of our Sustainability Consultants and the overall operations of the business.  She is a TRUE Advisor and has extensive knowledge developing and managing waste minimization programs.  Her background working in Material Recovery Facilities provides a unique perspective and understanding of the challenges faced in the recycling industry from both the vendor and the client standpoint and applies this knowledge quite often when working with the CWS team.

Corporate Waste Solutions

Ryan Blacklock

Sustainability Consultant

Ryan Blacklock

Bio Coming Soon.

Corporate Waste Solutions

Jay Brown

Recycling Coordinator

Jay Brown

Bio Coming Soon.

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Joanna Taczanowsky

Sustainability Coordinator

TRUE Advisor

Joanna Taczanowsky

Joanna Taczanowsky began her career in the waste and recycling industry in 2008.  She had previously worked with Candace Seger on national contract projects before joining CWS in 2019.  Joanna is a TRUE Advisor, assisting CWS clients in achieving their Zero Waste goals.  Her primary background is working on large-scale, national governmental projects.  Joanna has worked with the U.S. Army, Department of Veterans Affairs, The Smithsonian Institute, and the General Services Administration.  Joanna’s experience includes managing a team of 10 auditors and numerous temporary workers to complete over 210 waste audits across the country, develop ongoing best practice guides, and assist with implementation at each location.  This year-long project identified nearly one million dollars in prospective savings.  Joanna provides support and research to the team, program development, report writing, and data management for clients. 

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Arshi Butt

Sustainability Consultant

Arshi Butt

Arshi Butt began her career in the environmental field in 2019, interning with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department in Natural Resources Management, focusing on invasive and native species conservation and restoration efforts. After her internship, she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Management, from the University of Houston Clear Lake. Thereafter, Arshi worked with the Harris County Engineering Department as a Stormwater Quality Plan Review Technician, analyzing stormwater treatment methods for civil engineering plans. Following her work with the county, she entered the nonprofit sector, working with Bayou Preservation Association as an Administrative and Development Assistant, and Memorial Park Conservancy as the Permitting and Programming Coordinator. Arshi started working with CWS in April of 2022, where she is now a Sustainability Consultant, developing and implementing waste diversion programs.

Corporate Waste Solutions

Scott Normandeau

Project Manager

Scott Normandeau

Scott Normandeau has more than 25 years of experience working in the environmental services and waste management industry.  Scott has experience with the hazardous and industrial waste industry, solid waste and recyclable commodities, agricultural and food processing wastes, and medical waste.  His knowledge of regulations, material handling, disposal costs and alternative methods of disposal allows him to offer a different perspective on all waste disposal issues. Scott has worked with clients in the private sector including many Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 manufacturers.  Additionally, Scott has managed projects for both domestic and international government agencies.

Corporate Waste Solutions

Jennifer Garcia

Executive Assistant 

TRUE Advisor

Jennifer Garcia

Jennifer Garcia began her career with CWS in 2014 and is familiar with every area of the business.  Mrs. Garcia is an Executive Assistant to the management team.  Her previous role was Sustainability Consultant primarily working with large multi-campus corporate facilities.  She is a TRUE Advisor and has helped train many of our new team members.  Mrs. Garcia is also bi-lingual and develops and conducts many of our janitorial training sessions and site visits.  She has been a team member on many large projects and has led numerous LEED waste audits.

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Amanda Turner

Sustainability Consultant

 

Amanda Turner

Bio Coming Soon.

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Pamela Thurman

Technical Writer / Developer

Pamela Thurman

Bio Coming Soon.

Our Corporate Philosophy and Management Approach

Sustainability is at the core of our business. It is what drives the Vision, Mission, and Core Values of our company. We develop partnerships with our clients to develop waste management solutions that drive their sustainability efforts, create operating efficiencies, and support their overall waste management programs.

Our Vision

Our Vision

To create sustainable waste management programs that aim to achieve and surpass zero waste goals.

Our Mission

Our Mission

To provide our clients with sustainable waste management solutions and practices that create a company culture of sustainability.

Our Core Values

Change

Change

One small change can make a huge difference.

Leadership

Leadership

We strive to lead by example.

Passion

Passion

We care deeply about our work, our team, and our clients.

Ownership

Ownership

We take ownership in our actions, decisions, and the success of our business.

Commitment

Commitment

We are dedicated to our mission.

Relationships

Relationships

We value the relationships we have built.  Without them, we would not be here.