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Attention Customers: We're excited to announce that Waste Management, North America's leading environmental solutions provider, has acquired Advanced Disposal. Learn what this means for you here.

Advanced Disposal Adds 21 Items to St. Johns County Recycling Collection List
Provides Second Recyclable Bin to All Households in Honor of Earth Day
Apr 19, 2010

Advanced Disposal, a regional integrated environmental services company, announced today that it is picking up 21 recyclable items in St. Johns County as part of the company’s Earth Day initiatives.

Advanced Disposal originally picked up seven 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 21 items. In support of this expansion, Advanced Disposal has provided each customer with an additional 14 gallon recycling bin to be delivered in honor of Earth Day. This increases the total to 28 gallons of recyclable materials storage per home.

“We’re thrilled to provide such an appropriate Earth Day gift to the St. Johns County community a little early,” said Advanced Disposal Chief Marketing Officer Mary O’Brien. “We hope that our customers will take advantage of the additional bin and added collection items, ultimately making our community cleaner and greener.”

New Recyclables:

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

Advanced Disposal, now part of Waste Management

Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management environmental services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, Waste Management provides collection, transfer, disposal services, and recycling and resource recovery.  It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States.  Waste Management’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America.  To learn more information about Waste Management, visit

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