Advanced Disposal Wants St. Augustine Beach Residents to Celebrate Earth Day by Recycling
Flyer Placed in Recycle Bins This Week Promotes Expanded Program with Goal of Increasing Recycling by 25 Percent in 2012
Advanced Disposal Services, Inc., is asking all St. Augustine Beach customers to commit to recycling even more items in honor of Earth Day. Residents will receive a flyer in their recycle bin following their collection this week that explains the expanded recycling program and how they can help the city reach its goal of increasing the amount of recyclable items collected from residents by 25 percent in 2012.
“We launched our expanded recycling program in January and have seen a 6 percent increase in the amount of recyclables collected,” said Tammy Wilson, district manager for Advanced Disposal. “While we’re making steps in the right direction, these numbers are not keeping pace with our goal to reach 25 percent by December. We’re asking everyone to help out by doing their part and encouraging their neighbors and friends to do the same.”
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.
- 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.)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.