Will Sagar

Southeast Recycling Development Council

Will Sagar is Executive Director with the Southeast Recycling Development Council where his efforts include a specific focus upon the economic impact of the recycling industry. Sagar graduated from the University of North Carolina with a double major on Economics and Mathematics. After selling the excavation business he built and operated for a decade, he was the Solid Waste Director for Transylvania County, NC for 16 years. While there he started the recycling program, built the first lined landfill in Western North Carolina; implemented a Pay As You Throw program, which applied utility pricing to waste collecting resulting in a doubling of the recycling program; established a permanent Household Hazardous Waste collection; and started an electronics recycling program. Later with Henderson County, he started electronics collection and created a county energy accounting system. Will is a Past President of the Board of Directors the Carolina Recycling Association. He also chairs the Board of The Free Clinic of Transylvania County, which serves the medical needs of the uninsured.