Christopher J. Gabel, PE, BCEE
Chris Gabel is a civil engineer with over three decades of experience in solid waste management, working extensively in the design, permitting and construction of landfills, landfill closures and bioreactor landfills.
His work experience covers a wide array of solid waste management topics including planning, collection, transfer, recycling, disposal, alternative conversion technologies and bioenergy utilization. Chris is an advocate for sustainability in solid waste management and has participated in numerous renewable energy and zero waste related projects.
His proudest project to date is “a life cycle sustainability assessment of municipal solid waste disposal options for the District of Columbia that addresses greenhouse gas emissions, health related air pollutants and environmental justice. The results will be used by D.C. to make better informed decisions regarding waste disposal impacts,” Chris says.
“I’m excited to see the emphasis in the solid waste field shifting more towards sustainability efforts such as landfill diversion, resource recovery and waste-to-fuels,” he says. “It’s exciting to be a part of this dramatic shift and play a role in implementing new strategies and technologies into solid waste programs.”