HOUSTONMarch 27, 2019  — Today, AshBritt CEO Brittany Perkins Castillo joined the TxStrong Disaster Recovery panel at the 2019 TxSWANA Conference. Moderated by John Buri of Tetra Tech, the panel discussed lessons learned and best practices in emergency response and recovery following Hurricane Harvey’s impact.  Mr. Buri was joined by Stephen Costello from the City of HoustonJohn Sullivan of DRC; and AshBritt CEO Brittany Perkins Castillo. Topics touched on included logistics, debris clean-up, and overall emergency response.

“Thinking proactively and creatively about additional resources, including utilizing local small business resources and partnering with the appropriate partners is a critical part of emergency recovery,” said AshBritt CEO Brittany Perkins Castillo.

The TxStrong panel focused on the resource strain faced by the city of Houston and Harris County. Panelists explained the historic strain on debris clean-up and recovery resources throughout the country given the unprecedented back to back landfall of category 4 hurricanes in Texas and Florida within weeks of each other.

“AshBritt makes it a priority to coordinate prior to a storm event with local municipalities to identify local and small business partners and identify locations where they can operate most effectively. Discussions like these are a critical piece in preparing for future disaster response,” added Perkins Castillo.

TxSWANA is the Lone Star Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). TxSWANA has nearly 600 members from various sectors of the Solid Waste Industry.