NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) Commissioner Edward Grayson is a featured guest this week on the Impact Podcast with John Shegerian. The show is hosted by Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of ERI, the nation’s leading fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company.
Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Grayson Commissioner on December 31, 2020. Grayson, a twenty-one-year DSNY veteran, has served as Acting Commissioner since September of last year. Prior to his appointment, Grayson most recently served as a four-star chief and Director of the Bureau of Cleaning and Collection in September of 2017. Commissioner Grayson has held a range of positions throughout the Department. He was Operations Chief overseeing snow removal during the 2016 Jonas Blizzard, the largest snow storm in New York City history.
As Director of the Bureau of Cleaning and Collection, Grayson oversaw day-to-day operations, including the collection, recycling and disposal of more than 12,000 tons of waste per day and efforts to keep the city's communities healthy, safe and clean. He has implemented new technologies to improve snow removal and reform front-line operations, and he has been a leader in the Department's implementation of the City's aggressive zero-waste goals.
His father was a life-long Sanitation Worker and Supervisor and his mother was recycling outreach coordinator during the rollout of the City's groundbreaking citywide recycling program in the 1990s.
“It was an honor to have Commissioner Grayson as our guest on the Impact Podcast to share his amazing career story and all the good, impactful initiatives he and DSNY have been doing to serve the people of New York City,” said Shegerian. “Hearing him describe the lengths he and his team have gone to successfully manage the largest municipal sanitation agency on the planet – and during a pandemic, no less – was nothing short of inspirational.”
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