Jeffrey Harding | President & Founder
Jeffrey Harding co-founded an e-scrap processor in San Bernardino in 2003. In 2006 he founded Recycle San Diego as a mobile hauler of e-waste, and established a permanent facility to accept e-waste daily in 2007. Ever since, Recycle San Diego has been growing and recycling over 85 tons of e-waste each month. Jeffrey believes that e-waste recycling should be easy and free for consumers, and has thus pioneered the practice of hosting free e-waste recycling events each week throughout San Diego County.
Mr. Harding is a Board Member of Accion San Diego, a member of the Spreckels Organ Society, a member of the Hillcrest-Mission Valley Lion’s Club, and San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce member. Mr. Harding believes in community service and supporting causes that increases transparency in government and policies that supports the small business community.
Keith ‘Pete’ Relph | B2B Sales & Operations
Pete is responsible for developing and maintaining Business to Business (B2B) opportunities while creating an awareness of Electronics Recycling to the Greater San Diego Business community. He assisted in developing a Media Kit and verbiage for our recently revamped website. Pete enjoys working with the President and other Team members of Recycle San Diego in strategically growing the business while providing safe, environmentally friendly and innovative ways to reduce, reuse and re-purpose electronic waste.
Bill Brenza | Business Development & Asset Destruction
Bill Brenza has a long history in business development and recycling for multiple large San Diego companies. He was the Production Manager for the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in San Diego which he was responsible for diverting over 2,650,000 pounds of clothing, cardboard, e-waste, and other recycling annually. He’s accredited with a LEED Green Associate credential and has attended many California Center for Sustainability Energy Classes and workshops. Bill brings his enthusiasm for a cleaner San Diego to our team.
Danielle Caldwell | Customer Relations & Dispatch
Danielle is responsible for customer service and dispatch. When you call us it’s likely you will be blessed with the opportunity to speak with Danielle. Danielle is very knowledgeable with our services and strives to ensure your experience with us was a good one. She coordinates our delivery service with our Warehouse Staff and manages all follow up calls and customer surveys. She reports to management the customer experience and makes recommendations for improvement. She assisted in developing a Live Chat on our website. Danielle enjoys photography, crafts and arts, and sewing/quilting. She can also throw a great company party.
Steven Ehrn | Warehouse Manager & EHSMS Specialist
Steve oversees all of the functions as warehouse manager, but also ensures our strict compliance to our own Environmental, Health, and Safety policies. Steve has over 20 years experience in retail management and training. He trains all warehouse staff, our delivery staff, and even our management team on our EHS policies. He works closely with the President to implement training of new systems and policies. In addition to this he supervises our off-site e-waste events to ensure the same policies are enforced there. Steve’s hard work and attention to detail, training, and dedication to enforcing policy helps us ensure our mission is successful.
Forrest Adams | Remarketing Manager
Forrest is our tech guru. He can fix anything that plugs in. His job is to oversee our repair and remarketing department and to evaluate potential reuse for our customers who want cash for their IT assets. Forrest has been in the computer repair industry since he was a small child. His father taught him how to repair tube televisions, cars, and electrical/plumbing work. He’s a self taught expert when it comes to modern electronics repair.
Anthony Manelis | Operations Support Associate
Anthony Manelis earned a B.A. in Criminal Justice at San Diego State University with a minor in International Security & Conflict Resolution. He joined our team in 2012 to provide support for our operations and sales department. His duties include managing our security and supporting our Warehouse Manager by maintaining equipment and performing environmental and safety audits. In addition, Mr. Manelis maintains vendor relationships and researches information for management. He is also required to learn all the other functions and can fill in for other people at the company when needed.
Jorge Torres | Warehouse Team Leader
Jorge Torres is responsible for shipping & receiving of all the universal waste we receive. He works closely with other warehouse associates to ensure productivity goals are met. He guides staff on the sorting of electronics, batteries, and light bulbs as well as helps customers who drop off at our facility. He keeps track of inventory by generating receiving reports and cancellation reports to management. He works closely with our Warehouse Manager to ensure that his department goals are being met.
Porfirio Martinez | Driver
Porfirio Martinez has been with Recycle San Diego since 2007. He’s been picking up universal waste for our customers since. His dedication to customer service is expressed by our customers often. He’s had over forty years’ experience in material handling and customer service and his enthusiasm and positive personality is felt by everyone in our organization.