Keysha Burton, Director of Community Infrastructure Programs


With more than 10 years of managing and coordinating municipal and institutional recycling programs and a strong background in communications, Keysha brings knowledge balancing communications strategies and practical recycling program operations to The Recycling Partnership. Whether working on optimizing community recycling programs, providing technical program assistance, or advocating for equal access to recycling services for communities facing the greatest barriers, Keysha is especially passionate about engaging communities across socioeconomic lines.

Why I Care About Recycling

“Working in communities that have been negatively impacted by socioeconomic disparities, I believe that it is important to advocate for environmental justice on behalf of our most marginalized communities. If we want to ensure that we have healthy and thriving communities and make our planet better, we have to start by ensuring that we provide the lowest hanging fruit of access to recycling and education for those communities that are often overlooked.”

Personal Passions and Interests

When not working, Keysha can be found geeking out on just about all things Marvel-related, testing out new crafts and hobbies, or dabbling in a bit of weightlifting at the nearest gym.


  • Community Program of the Year (Recycling and Illegal Dumping): National Recycling Coalition, 2017
  • Recycling Employee of the Year:  New Mexico Recycling Coalition, 2018
  • Contributor:  Star Community Rating, 4-Start Certification for Broward County, FL, 2014
  • Author: Sustainable School (S2) Challenge: Environmental Toolkit, 2018


Let Keysha know how you want to help expand recycling and education for your community at kburton @