Carlson joined the Infrastructure & Program Management (IPM) Division of the City of Calgary Waste & Recycling Services (WRS) Business Unit last January 2015 as a Waste Diversion Specialist managing the Blue Cart Program. He has been with WRS for 3 years working in the Disposal & Processing Services (DPS) Division conducting waste screening, permitting and approvals. He has also spent some time as an operator of the Leachate Treatment Pilot Plant in one of the City of Calgary’s Waste Management Facilities. Before joining The City, he worked for Tervita Corporation (formerly HAZCO Environmental Services) in the Waste Management and Regulatory groups providing support for the operations of their Hazardous and Non-hazardous Waste and Recyclable Transfer Stations in Alberta. In his spare time, aside from family, Carlson is busy with indoor aquaponics, square foot gardening, and vermicomposting.