Date: Monday, June 10, 2024
AUTHOR: Kate Brookes

Brandon Lapsys Named “40 Under 40” Award Winner at WasteExpo 2024

At WasteExpo 2024 in Las Vegas, the waste and recycling industry gathered to honor its rising stars. Among them, Viably President Brandon Lapsys received the prestigious Waste360 “40 Under 40” award, marking a significant milestone in his career.

The Waste360 “40 Under 40” awards celebrate the innovation, dedication, and impact of professionals under 40 years of age across the waste, recycling, and organics sectors. These awards highlight individuals with exceptional commitment and initiative, from haulers and municipalities to composters, recycling professionals, policymakers, and product suppliers.

Stefanie Valentic, Editor-in-Chief of Waste360, praised this year’s honorees, saying, “We are deeply impressed with this year’s “40 Under 40” award winners. They exemplify the ingenuity, integrity, and grit crucial to innovation within the waste and recycling sector. It is an honor to discover how their passion, determination, and collaboration contribute to a cleaner, healthier environment and a greener future.”

Brandon’s journey began at 12 years old in Folsom, California when his Boy Scout Troop needed to raise funds. He proposed collecting recyclables, sparking his lifelong passion for waste management and environmental stewardship. Over the years, Brandon has gained extensive knowledge and experience, advising customers on best practices, recommending effective technologies, and facilitating industry connections.

Under Brandon’s leadership, Viably (formerly Komptech Americas) has grown significantly. The company has transformed from supporting small operations to enabling fully functional facilities with multiple sites, hundreds of employees, and thriving businesses worth millions. Viably now offers advanced waste and recycling solutions across various streams, including C&D, MSW, food waste, and organics.

Reflecting on his achievement, Brandon shared, “Receiving the Waste360 ”40 Under 40“ award is an incredible honor, and not just a personal milestone, but a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire Viably team. Together, we aim to continue pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the waste and recycling industry.”

Congratulations to Brandon and the other 2024 Waste360 ”40 Under 40“ award winners! We celebrate these trailblazers whose vision and dedication are shaping the future of waste management and leading us toward a more sustainable and innovative industry.


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