Melissa Pennington

Sustainability Coordinator, Materials Management Branch


Melissa Pennington spent the first 22 years of her EPA career as a project manager in the Superfund Division specializing in cleanup implementation and enforcement. This time was divided between Region 3 (Philadelphia) and Region 9 (San Francisco).  In July 2011, she switched gears and dove into voluntary programs as a Sustainability Coordinator in the Materials Management Branch. Her overall focus is to build capacity for organics recycling in Region 3 and at the national level through collaboration with strategic partners.  Most notably, Melissa was responsible for EPA’s publication of: Anaerobic Digestion Facilities Processing Food Waste in the U.S. The second report in this series of three is poised to be published in September 2019.