NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city has hired a city resident and Rutgers graduate to be the new coordinator of its recycling program.

Erin Maguire will oversee regular recycling and collection for New Brunswick, as well as manage the brush recycling, used motor oil, leaf composting and the Clean City Block programs.

She will also serve as the lead coordinator in the city’s collaborative efforts with Middlesex County for their household hazardous waste and residential paint disposal events.

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Maguire, who joined the city’s ranks earlier this month, has been involved in the food advocacy and environmental education worlds for the past six years, according to a press release from the city.

Maguire has worked for the Greater Newark Conservancy, City Green Inc. in Clifton and Paterson and the State of New Jersey’s Agriculture Department.

She earned a degree in Environmental Policy and a concentration in Food Systems. She is excited to expand her environmental work into the fields of sustainability and waste management.

“I have always been passionate about protecting the environment and I am very honored to take on the role of recycling Coordinator,” she says. “I went to college in New Brunswick, and as a homeowner here, I’m so happy to give back to the place I call my home.”

Maguire, who will earn a salary of $50,500 a year, replaces Donna Caputo. Caputo served the city for several years and was instrumental in the implementation and expansion of several programs.