Steven Rames

Steven is a civil engineer with 35 years of experience working with federal, state and local government agencies. He has spent the majority of his career working for public agencies such as the South Dakota Department of Transportation, Colorado Department of Transportation, and South Dakota State University.

Steven is currently the City Engineer and Public Works Director for the City of Norfolk, Nebraska. His career also includes 13 years as a consultant working in the San Francisco Bay area and also in Brookings, South Dakota.

His interest in recycling began in second grade after watching a film on the future of recycling. The film focused on a large central single stream facility that took municipal waste through a wet mechanical process separating the waste from the recyclables and then bundled the various recyclables.

In August of 2017, Steven started work for the City of Norfolk where he oversees several departments including solid waste. The City of Norfolk is currently working on a solid waste master plan to update their operations and facilities. This master plan includes the addition of a recycling facility which is intended to be part of a hub and spoke system in northeast Nebraska. The City of Norfolk is also part of the Northeast Nebraska Solid Waste Coalition, which is in the RFP stages for a landfill master plan and study.