About Silver City Processing


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Customer First

We strive to create a memorable experience that goes beyond what our customers ask to ensure the job gets done right the first time.



We provide sustainable waste processing solutions through alternative technologies, tested processes, and waste-to-energy initiatives.



We stay current on all local, state, and federal ordinances, keep electronic records of all service work and maintain relationships with enforcement officers.

Experts in Liquid Waste Management


Silver City Processing has been a full-services liquid waste management company since 1995. We provide waste collection and processing for commercial companies in the Las Vegas area, including grease, grit, septage, and more. We can also offer vacuum pumping, hydro jetting, and plumbing repairs to resolve any issues you have, big or small.

We are one of the leading liquid waste management companies our coverage area. We work with restaurants, schools, car washes, commercial commissaries, and food and beverage processing facilities of all sizes.

Based in Clark County, NV we offer cost-effective waste management solutions to all major industries on the strip. Our specialized processing facilities and diverse fleet run by seasoned experts are what make Silver City Processing recognized leaders in our industry. We are also innovators when it comes to using alternative technologies to divert waste from landfills, including composting and biofuels feedstock.

Ryan Wurgler - CEO

Chief Executive Officer


Ryan Wurgler

Ryan Wurgler joined WRM as President & Chief Operating Officer in February of 2021 and became the Chief Operating Officer on July 1st, 2021.  Prior to joining WRM, Ryan served as Vice President of Operations for Stericycle Environmental, Senior Vice President of Operations for Clean Harbors, Divisional Vice President for Waste Connections and Division Manager for Waste Management.

In his 30-year career, Ryan has led organizations with up to $700MM in revenue, over $150MM in EBITDA and more than 2,100 employees.  Ryan has a demonstrated record of delivering strong stakeholder returns while focusing on hands-on leadership, team member development, operations management, organic growth strategy, M&A integration and superior sales & marketing performance.

Ryan holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the North Dakota State University, with a double major in Accounting and Economics.

Chief Financial Officer


Ed Hickman

Ed Hickman has served as Chief Financial Officer for WRM since 2016. Ed previously worked as the company’s Director of M&A.

Prior to joining WRM, Ed was the Senior Vice President of Relativity Capital, a private equity firm investing in aerospace & defense, transportation, and industrial businesses.

Ed has a Master of Business Administration degree from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Ed Hickman

Cheif Operating Officer


Michael Costello

Michael Costello is the most recent acquisition to WRM’s senior leadership team, joining as the Chief Operating Officer in April of 2022. Prior to WRM, Michael was the Chief Executive Officer of Otto Environmental Systems, a $97m manufacturing company where he was responsible for streamlining executive leadership and developing lean processes to improve profitability.

Michael has over 20 years of experience in profit and loss management and excels at building cohesive, cost-efficient organizations ranging from $19m to $160m. During that time, Michael acquired industry expertise in manufacturing, environmental, industrial services, transportation, distribution, and more. Michael has a degree in Heavy Equipment Management from the American Training Institute in Newark, NJ.

Vice President of Sales and Marketing


Brian Kelleher

Brian joins us with an extensive operational background and is a proven Sales Executive.  Brian is a driven and passionate revenue leader with an entrepreneurial mindset, consistently delivering more than expected. He has 19+ years of extensive experience developing and driving robust growth strategies, operations, and initiatives in diverse and rapidly evolving water, wastewater, recycling, composting, and grease markets. Brian’s career highlights include securing multimillion-dollar contracts, leading large-scale projects, and transforming underperforming teams into thriving regions

Brian holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing from Clarkson University. Additionally, Brian has attained a 2nd B.S. degree from Clarkson University in Social Sciences with a minor in Pre-Law.

Brian Kelleher, VP, Sales and Marketing
Tim Cox

VICE PRESIDENT OF Mergers and Acquisitions


Brent Karrington

Brent Karrington is the Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions, focused on leading our strategic growth through key acquisitions and mergers. With a robust background in finance and accounting, Brent specializes in corporate development, M&A, and strategic planning. His experience spans various sectors, including FinTech, real estate, and automotive, supported by work with top private equity groups like Blackstone and Carlyle.

Before joining our team, Brent was crucial in business transformation and strategy implementation across multiple industries. He holds two bachelor’s degrees from Southern Methodist University, where he was a full-scholarship athlete and an MBA from The University of Oklahoma.

In his role, Brent leverages his deep industry insight and strategic acumen to drive our organization’s growth and competitive advantage.

Vice President of Operations


Tim Cox

Tim Cox has served as Vice President of Operations at WRM since 2012. He was promoted from Market Manager, a role he had held since 2009.

Prior to his time at WRM, Tim was the Director of Landfill Operations for multiple states for Waste Management, a $13 billion company in Houston, TX.

Previously, he was Regional Landfill Manager for Browning Ferris Industries, a Houston, TX waste management company that was disbanded in 1999.

Tim has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of California Santa Barbara.

Tim Cox
Alon Najer



Alon Najer

Alon Najer is the Vice President of Operations at Waste Resource Management. He brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to excellence, promising to propel our operations team to heights.

Alon Najer, born and raised in the scenic outskirts of Houston, Texas, is more than just a professional. His upbringing instilled an early love for the outdoors, a passion that continues to shape his life. His adventures in nature, his love for scuba diving, and his family adventures with his wife and their energetic two-year-old son are not just hobbies but integral parts of who he is.

Alon’s professional journey is marked by a continuous pursuit of improvement and a hands-on approach to leadership. Starting his career in the logistics industry, Alon quickly developed a knack for identifying efficiencies and spearheading operational advancements. This early experience laid a solid foundation for his subsequent transition into the civil groundwater management and treatment sector—a field to which he has dedicated over 14 years of his career.

In his new role as VP of Operations, Alon is not just committed to leading our Operations Teams toward achieving new operational efficiency and effectiveness milestones. He envisions a future where continuous improvement is not just a strategy but a way of life for everyone in the organization, inspiring us all to strive for excellence.

Director of Operations


Steven Charo

Steve Charo has served as Market Manager of WRM since 2017. He was promoted from Market Manager, a role he held since 2012.

Prior to coming to WRM, Steve was the District Manager for Waste Management, a Houston, TX waste management company.

Previously, Steve was Director of Operations for U.S. Liquids, a liquid waste management services company where he was responsible for operations in multiple states.

When he isn’t working, you’ll find Steve working on something at home or playing with the grandkids.

Steve Charo
Karl McCarthy

General Manager


Karl McCarthy

Karl McCarty has an extensive background in operations and risk management. He is also passionate about sustainable environmental solutions and has dedicated over two decades to revolutionizing waste management practices. Karl’s expertise is not just technical; it’s deeply rooted in a commitment to community and environmental stewardship.

Previously, Karl worked at Waste Pro as a district manager. There, he strengthened operations, which was key to driving rapid business growth.

With Karl at the helm, Silver City Processing continues to set new industry standards, transforming waste into opportunities for a cleaner, greener world.

Our team is made of commercial plumbers, grease trap technicians, truck drivers, dispatchers, accountants, salespeople, and other highly-skilled professionals dedicated to ensuring you’re happy with your overall experience with us.