As the Assistant Deputy – Solid Waste, Mike Friesen is responsible for strategy, planning, and management oversight of the District’s Solid Waste System and Fleet Operations which includes leading a staff of 101 team members and managing a $33 million annual budget. The regional Solid Waste System includes three transfer stations, one operating landfill, and two closed landfills serving approximately 800,000 residents in six counties. The transfer stations combined accept approximately 2,000 tons per day and the landfill accepts more than 3,200 tons per day, increasing annually in this rapidly growing geographic region. The District’s Fleet Department consists of an on-road, heavy-duty truck shop and a light-duty service center servicing nearly 400 District vehicles and ancillary units.

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