Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

Posts by Allan Gerlat

in The Heap May 19, 2014

No Waste of Words

Waste and recycling words were prominent among the additions to the new dictionary....More
in The Heap Apr 06, 2012

The Checkered Bag

No part of the waste stream right now is riling up politicians and citizens more than plastic bags. Lab chemists may have an answer....More
in The Heap Apr 05, 2012

Pity the April Fool

With April Fool’s Day jokes, nothing’s off limits. And that’s what brought composting and McDonald’s together....More
in The Heap Mar 31, 2012

Poo at the Zoo

When Paul Simon wrote that it’s all happening at the zoo, he probably didn’t have animal waste being converted to a power source in mind....More
in The Heap Mar 30, 2012

Reality Check (with video)

Waste Management Inc. is no stranger to reality shows, having already been featured on “Undercover Boss” and “Project Runway.”....More

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