Robert Pickens, VP Tulsa Recycle and Transfer

Robert Pickens, VP Tulsa Recycle and TransferRobert has been in the recycling industry for 32 years. Prior to working for Tulsa Recycle & Transfer, Robert served as Area Recycling Operations Director for North Texas and Oklahoma for Waste Management.

Robert has extensive experience in MRF Operations, Commercial recycling programs, Residential recycling programs (Drop-Off Recycling Centers & Curbside recycling programs), Commodity Sales & Marketing, Consulting and Secure Off-Site and Mobile Document Shredding.

Now living in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Robert is active in local and state recycling organizations and other community events. He is an Executive Committee Board Member of the Oklahoma Recycling Association (OKRA), member of Oklahoma Green Schools, member of the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Solid Waste Management Association (NSWMA) and a member of Sustainable Tulsa.


Shannon Reed, Operations Manager

Shannon Reed, Operations ManagerShannon Reed is the recycling Operations Manager at Tulsa Recycle and Transfer, overseeing all aspects of production and operational efficiency for the new Mr. Murph recycling facility. He’s been with the company for 6 years and adds more than a decade of unmatched commitment and experience in the waste and recycling industry. Prior to joining TRT, Shannon worked for Upcycled Materials. With a true passion for Tulsa’s environment, Shannon loves developing creative waste programs that make recycling easier and more accessible to the Tulsa community.