Mayor Jackson Swears-In Paul Alcantar as Commissioner of Waste Collection and Disposal

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

CLEVELAND – On Monday, Mayor Frank G. Jackson administered the Oath of Office to Paul Alcantar, who will serve as the City of Cleveland’s Commissioner of Waste Collection and Disposal for the Department Public Works. Commissioner Alcantar is a 27 year Municipal Waste Professional who has managed all aspects of the waste cycle including residential and commercial collection, recycling, composting, transfer stations, and landfill management.

The Commissioner of Waste Collection and Disposal oversees the operations of the Division and coordinates the implementation of solid waste management policies and programs. In addition, the position manages the Division’s $28 million annual operating budget and ensures city compliance to state and federal EPA municipal solid waste guidelines.

Commissioner Alcantar comes to the City of Cleveland from Anchorage, Alaska where he most recently served as the Director for Solid Waste Services. Commissioner Alcantar has obtained a Master Composter Designation from the University of Maryland and is a member of the Solid Waste Association of North America, the American Public Works Association, and the Solid Waste Managers Association.