Haverhill Names Former Marine City’s New Trash and Recycling Coordinator

Former Marine Amanda Buckley joins the city's staff as the new trash and recycling coordinator. (Courtesy photograph)

Former Marine Amanda Buckley joins the city’s staff as the new trash and recycling coordinator. (Courtesy photograph)

It’s often a dirty job, but Haverhill’s Amanda Buckley is up to the challenge. Mayor James J. Fiorentini Thursday announced his appointment of Buckley as the city’s new solid waste and recycling coordinator.

A 2011 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, former Marine Buckley started her new role this week. She replaced Franco Cordero, who left Haverhill to work in another community, Fiorentini’s office said.

In her new position, Buckley is responsible for managing the city’s contract with Capitol Waste, who provides trash and recycling services to Haverhill’s 60,000 residents. She’ll also oversee the DPW recycling center and the Primrose Street brush, leaves and grass collection facility.

Buckley brings a wealth of information technology expertise to the city, said Public Works Director Michael Stankovich. During her military career, Buckley aided in logistics and planning for various waste and emergency management projects.

“Amanda has a lot of computer experience, which is something I really wanted and that is really going to help us in dealing with billing and mapping and so many other aspects of waste and recycling that is computerized now,” Stankovich said.

A current graduate student pursuing a degree in public administration, Buckley is anxious to become more involved in the city.

“I am thrilled with this opportunity to be a public servant in my own community,” Buckley said.