Neal Bolton brings more than 40 years of experience in the solid waste industry to Forester University, having consulted on process improvement tools and strategies at more than 500 landfills, MRFs, organics facilities, and collections operations. Neal has produced hundreds of webinars, safety videos, and articles, and is the author of the Handbook of Landfill Operations. He’s also a regular instructor for MOLO courses and speaks at SWANA conferences on topics related to process improvement, safety, and operational efficiency.
In 1988, Bolton formed his own consulting company—Blue Ridge Services. As principal of Blue Ridge, Bolton has continued to provide operational consulting services for a wide range of private and municipal solid waste/recycling facilities, landfills, transfer stations, organics processing facilities, surface mine reclamation, and construction projects. Bolton and his team have conducted efficiency consulting using process improvement tools at waste facilities around the world. Recommendations made by Bolton and his team have resulted in millions of dollars in savings and years of life extension for landfills throughout the U.S. and Canada..
Bolton has authored numerous books, more than 200 articles/papers, produced 130 training/safety videos, and pioneered the use of various industrial productivity improvement tools, such as Six Sigma and Lean to the waste/recycling industry.
Neal Bolton is a Civil Engineer (California C48062) and a Licensed Contractor (California 482821). Bolton attended Sacramento State University and Montana State University (Construction Engineering Major).