Michael Wonsidler, Program Coordinator, County of San Diego’s Solid Waste Planning & Recycling Section

Michael Wonsidler- Biographical Information


Michael Wonsidler is the Program Coordinator for the County of San Diego’s Solid Waste Planning & Recycling Section and responsible for achieving the Board of Supervisor’s 75% waste diversion goal by 2025 in the unincorporated areas of the County. Through technical assistance and trainings, the program engages businesses, schools and residences to enhance recycling programs and improve resource efficiency. To help the region expand processing infrastructure, he administers the North San Diego Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) program, which has awarded over $5M in low-interest loans for facilities processing plastics, tires, asphalt shingles, and compostable materials.

Michael is a member of SANDAG’s Integrated Waste Management Local Task Force Technical Advisory Committee, an advisor to the Citizen’s Advisory Committee, a member of the County of San Diego’s Live Well San Diego Food System Initiative, a past Secretary of the San Diego Chapter of the California Resource Recovery Association, a co-chair of the San Diego Reuse and Repair Network and a member of the Zero Waste International Alliance.

Michael received a B.A. from the University of Miami, FL, completed a graduate program in Community Economic Development at San Diego State University and received a Recycling and Resource Management Certification through the California Resource Recovery Association.