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Advanced Disposal Awarded City of Pelham Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Contract
List of Recyclable Items Increases to 18
Aug 04, 2010

Advanced Disposal Services, Inc., a regional integrated environmental services company, was awarded the City of Pelham, Ala. solid waste and recycling collection contract on Monday evening. The city selected Advanced Disposal following a competitive bid process where proposals were reviewed from five collection companies.

The contract includes the collection and removal of non-hazardous solid waste and recyclables for Pelham’s 8,341 homes, and all Pelham city facilities will be serviced at no additional fee. All new equipment including trucks and carts will be used to service the city of Pelham beginning Oct. 1.

“This is a huge win for us at Advanced Disposal,” said Alabama and Gulf Coast Area President George Sides. “This contract is especially important since several of our management team members live in Pelham, and they wanted nothing more than to service their own neighbors. We are especially excited to increase the number of recyclables for residents and hope to see those new, extra-large 64-gallon carts filled with recyclable items.”

Curbside garbage service will be provided once per week from the 95-gallon carts, and curbside recycling pickup will be once every other week from the 64-gallon carts. Advanced Disposal will also be increasing heavy bulk waste pickup to twice per year in April and October. Dates for bulk items collection are to be determined, and the schedule will be communicated appropriately. All waste will be disposed of in a properly permitted Class C landfill owned and operated by Shelby County. No-pickup holidays are New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Expanded List of Recyclables
• Plastic food, beverage, detergent bottles and jugs labeled #1 – #7
• Water bottles
• Metal cans
• Aluminum cans
• Newspapers and inserts
• Magazines
• Catalogs
• Telephone books
• Brown paper bags
• Corrugated cardboard
• 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.)

Recycling Tips
Items not able to be recycled are: plastic bags, milk or juice cardboard cartons (these are poly-coated and cannot be recycled), pizza boxes, loose shredded paper and medical waste. Please rinse out all items thoroughly.

If you would like to contact Advanced Disposal regarding solid waste service or to request an additional recycling cart for an additional fee, please call (205) 620-6148.

For more information regarding Advanced Disposal, please visit

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.

About Advanced Disposal

Advanced Disposal (NYSE: ADSW) brings fresh ideas and solutions to the business of a clean environment. As the fourth largest solid waste company in the U.S., we provide integrated, non-hazardous solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services to residential, commercial, industrial and construction customers across 16 states and the Bahamas. Our team is dedicated to finding effective, sustainable solutions to preserve the environment for future generations.

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