Advanced Disposal collected and recycled more than 10,000 plastic bottles during the 26.2 with Donna Marathon that took place Sunday in Jacksonville and area beaches. For the second year, Advanced Disposal sponsored the marathon and half- marathon by providing the garbage collection and recycling services.

Advanced Disposal’s Beautiful Bag Ladies were at the post race celebration area to help runners and spectators do their part in “Going Green” by collecting their recyclables and teaching them about the importance of recycling to keep our community beautiful.

“As part of our on-going program of community involvement and commitment to the environment, Advanced Disposal promotes recycling through our Bag Ladies program,” said Mary O’Brien, chief marketing officer for Advanced Disposal. “Thanks to our Bag Ladies and recycling containers throughout the race course, more than 10,000 plastic bottles and cans collected will now be diverted from landfills and recycled properly.”

These plastic bottles will be turned into thousands of yards of carpet and even fleece jackets like the ones many of the runners and spectators were wearing Sunday morning to keep warm before the race start.

More than 10,000 recyclable items were collected at Sunday’s 26.2 with Donna Marathon and will now be diverted from landfills and recycled properly by Advanced Disposal.

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 Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and North Carolina. The company’s website is