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Advanced Disposal Bag Ladies Recycle 10,000 Bottles and Cans at 26.2 with Donna Marathon
ZTA Sorority Sisters as Bag Ladies Help Race to End Breast Cancer “Go Green”
Feb 15, 2011

Advanced Disposal Services Inc. collected and recycled 10,000 plastic bottles and aluminum cans during the 26.2 with Donna Marathon last Sunday in Jacksonville and area beaches. For the third year, Advanced Disposal sponsored the marathon and half-marathon by providing garbage collection and recycling services.

Advanced Disposal partnered with Theta Iota Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha at the University of North Florida to be Beautiful Bag Ladies. The sisters were on-hand to promote recycling and support their own ongoing philanthropic cause – to beat breast cancer. 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.

“We joined efforts with the sisters of ZTA because their philanthropic efforts are focused on breast cancer awareness. We soon learned that many of the ladies are also dedicated to preserving the environment, so it was a perfect partnership,” said Mary O’Brien, chief marketing officer for Advanced Disposal. “We strive to leave the world cleaner than we found it, and now, thanks to our Bag Ladies and recycling containers throughout the race course, 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.

 Advanced Disposal Recycling Bag Ladies

Zeta Tau Alpha sorority sisters participated as Advanced Disposal’s Beautiful Bag Ladies collecting plastic bottles and aluminum cans from race attendees at Sunday’s 26.2 with Donna Marathon.

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, South Carolina and Tennessee. 

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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