Steven Averett

Editor & Content Director, Waste Industry Group, Penton Media

Steven Averett joined the Waste Age staff in February 2006. Since then he has helped the magazine expand its coverage and garner a range of awards from FOLIO, the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) and the Magazine Association of the Southeast (MAGS). He recently won a Gold Award from ASBPE for humor writing.

Before joining Waste Age, Steven spent three years as the staff writer for Industrial Engineer magazine, where he won a gold GAMMA Award from MAGS for Best Feature. He has written and edited material covering a wide range of topics, including video games, film, manufacturing, and aeronautics.

Steven is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned a BA in English.

Posts by Steven Averett

in The Heap Jan 10, 2014

Borscht Beltway

How do you ensure traction on roads encrusted with ice and snow? Why, hose them down with beet juice and cheese brine, of course!....More
in The Heap Dec 06, 2013

Garden and Gun

A group of Milwaukee pastors is partnering with recyclers to create a gun buyback program in which the weapons will be melted down and recycled into....More
in The Heap Nov 01, 2013

Cast Off Your Candy Corn

Halloween is over, leaving garish orange and yellow piles of accursed candy corn in its wake. Will it decompose?....More
in The Heap Sep 23, 2013

WASTECON Dispatch: The Long (Beach) Farewell

Reflections on WASTECON 2014....More
in The Heap Sep 18, 2013

WASTECON Dispatch: Wednesday Session Snapshots

A sampling of the educational offerings at Wednesday's WASTECON program....More
in The Heap Sep 13, 2013

The Heap: The Trash is Out There

Recently declassified reports indicate that Area 51 served primarily as an open landfill for Cold War-era military experiments and weaponry....More
in The Heap Aug 22, 2013

The Heap: Return Flight (with video)

MotoArt upcycles chunks of retired jetliners into office furniture, beds, bars and just about every piece of high concept furniture you can imagine....More
in The Heap Aug 16, 2013

Butterfiles on the Berm (with video)

A landfill in Maine uses wildflowers to cater to butterflies....More
in The Heap Aug 02, 2013

From the Can: Digital Destiny

You’ll notice a strong undercurrent of recycling in Waste360's recent coverage....More
in The Heap Jul 24, 2013

A Dream Diverted

Keep America Beautiful launches a new recycling campaign -- from the recyclables' point of view....More

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