Waste Management Announces Green Broward Initiative

11/8/17

Waste Management Inc. of Florida has launched Green Broward, a local initiative to engage and educate the community on sustainability efforts and to help Broward County to Think Green and Think Broward. Green Broward will highlight ways to recycle right, offer opportunities for the community to get involved in sustainability efforts, and serve as an informational hub on the ways Waste Management Thinks Green.

“Green Broward has been in the planning stages for a few months, but in the wake of Hurricane Irma it is more important than ever that we come together as a community to help build a sustainable future by maximizing the capabilities of our regional assets,” said Tim Hawkins, area vice president of Waste Management Inc. of Florida. “Our Green Broward is a multi-faceted effort in Broward County to teach people to recycle right, include the public in our sustainability mission, and further engage our own team with the community in programs that will help make a difference here in South Florida.”

Green Broward was originally going to launch the week after Labor Day before Hurricane Irma struck. Immediately following the storm, the Waste Management team went to work to restore collection services and continues to receive debris from Hurricane Irma at many of its regional facilities.

“We considered postponing longer however there was a collective belief among our team that the Green Broward initiative could play a part in the recovery effort,” continued Hawkins. “This is our home, these are our neighborhoods, and one way we can give back is to bring our professional knowledge and talents off the trucks, out of the transfer stations, and into the community during this time of recovery.”

Waste Management has launched www.GreenBroward.com, a website with helpful tips on recycling, renewable energy and other things Waste Management is already doing to Think Green.

“Our recycling education encourages residents and businesses to recycle more of the material that has an environmental benefit and a viable end market such as paper and cardboard, plastic bottles and jugs, and aluminum and steel cans,” said Dawn McCormick, director of communications for Waste Management. “Increasing the collection of “good” recyclables, and keeping non-curbside recyclables such as plastic bags, food waste and electrical cords and hoses out of household recycling containers, will help ensure the environmental and economic sustainability of recycling.”

Different aspects and programs of the initiative will be announced in the coming weeks. Like Green Broward on facebook and Twitter.

ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT INC. OF FLORIDA

Waste Management’s Florida Area provides collection, recycling, transfer and disposal service to municipal, commercial, industrial and residential customers throughout the State of Florida (except for the Panhandle region) and a portion of south Georgia. Our3,500 employees operate 20 hauling facilities, 14 landfills, 26 transfer stations, five Material Recovery Facilities, five C & D

recycling centers and one organics recycling facility. As one of the nation’s leading environmental services provider, we are proud to provide our customers with safe, professional service every day. We are also committed to enhancing the communities where we work and live, as well as acting as stewards for the environment.

ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT

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

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