Advanced Disposal Now Collects 25 Recyclable Items from St. Augustine Beach Residents
Expanded List and Second Recyclable Bin Available to All Households with Goal of Increasing Recycling by 30 Percent in 2012
Advanced Disposal Services, Inc., a regional integrated environmental services company, along with the City of St. Augustine Beach, announced their joint goal of increasing the amount of recyclable items collected from residents by 30 percent in 2012.
Effective immediately, Advanced Disposal now collects 25 different items as part of residents’ curbside recycling program. In addition, residents can now pick up a second 18-gallon recycling bin at no charge by going to City Hall, located at 2200 SR A1A South.
Advanced Disposal originally picked up six recyclable items, which included newspapers, corrugated cardboard, metal and aluminum containers, plastics #1 and #2 and clear, brown and green glass. The new collection list includes a total of 19 new items, which residents can add to their recycling bins. Service is single-stream recycling, so there is no sorting required by the residents. In support of this expansion, Advanced Disposal has provided each customer with an additional 18-gallon recycling bin, for a total of 32 gallons of recyclable materials storage per home.
“We encourage the entire city to take advantage of the expanded program and make it their New Year’s resolution to recycle more,” said Advanced Disposal Chief Marketing Officer Mary O’Brien. “This comes at no additional cost to the city or its residents and will help us reach our goal to increase materials collected by 30 percent in 2012, which ultimately makes our community cleaner and greener for years to come.”
- Plastic food, beverage, detergent bottles and jugs labeled #1 – #7
- Pill bottles
- Water bottles
- Glass bottles (green, brown and clear)
- Glass jars (green, brown and clear)
- Metal cans
- Aluminum cans
- Newspapers and inserts (on rainy days, please hold until next collection)
- Telephone books
- Brown paper bags
- Corrugated cardboard (flattened out and cut in pieces 2' by 3' or smaller)
- Office paper
- Copy paper
- Shredded paper in paper bag
- File folders
- File or packing boxes
- Junk mail
- Cereal boxes
- Brown or gray fiber packages (soda cartons, dry food packages, etc.)
The new recycling expansion is effective immediately. Items not able to be recycled are plastic bags, milk or juice cardboard cartons (these are poly-coated and cannot be recycled) and loose shredded paper.
About Advanced Disposal Services, Inc.
Advanced Disposal is the fourth largest privately-owned environmental services company in the United States providing integrated, non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services in the Southeastern United States. Advanced Disposal currently owns and operates commercial, industrial, and residential solid waste collection operations, municipal solid waste landfills, transfer stations, and recycling facilities. Advanced Disposal is dedicated to preserving the environment and
ensuring that all operations are conducted in a manner that follows all local, state, and federal laws in regards to environmental protection. Advanced Disposal is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. and has operations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina.
For more information regarding Advanced Disposal, please visit www.AdvancedDisposal.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AdvancedDisposal.