Jerry Schwartz – “Schwartz is my name, garbage is my game”

Jerry Schwartz

Jerry Schwartz began his waste industry career in 1968 as Publisher of Solid Waste Management magazine. in 1980, he joined NSWMA as the Publisher of Waste Age magazine. Within 18 months, he had captured 75 percent of the advertising targeting the waste industry and created the dominant trade magazine for the waste industry. When he passed away in 2003, he still was serving in an ameritus capacity. Jerry conceived the idea for the Driver of the Year award program and the EIA Hall of Fame. He also was active in pushing for industry safety standards to be officially recognized by ANSI. His business card read, “Schwartz is my name, garbage is my game.”