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Waste Management is passionate about preserving Collier County’s precious natural resources. On this blog, we will feature industry news and practical tips on how you can Think Green every day. Ultimately, I am the person responsible for making sure your trash and your recycling are picked up every day. With 26 years of experience in comprehensive waste management and recycling, I’ve seen countless changes and improvements in our industry. Think Green is more than just a slogan to me, it is something that I live and breathe every day. For more information: http://bit.ly/WMCollier http://bit.ly/ThinkGreen http://bit.ly/WMFacebook

  • Engage in Earth-Friendly Giving, Entertaining this Year Posted 12/14/2010 at 3:20 p.m. 0 comments

    Americans throw away 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s as compared to any other time of the year. The extra waste amounts to about 1.2 million extra tons per week (or an extra 6 million tons during the entire holiday season) and is being predicted to be roughly the same for this year even in light of the economic downturn.

  • Local Businesses Think Green Posted 11/22/2010 at 4:35 p.m. 0 comments

    Last month, we asked for nominations of businesses that think green. The Marriott Vacation Club on Marco Island was nominated for their green practices.

  • Win a $1,000 Big Green Egg at the Farm City BBQ Posted 11/16/2010 at 4:39 p.m. 1 comment

    November 21-27, 2010 is National Farm-City Week, a time where we recognize the importance of this cooperative network. Locally, we celebrate with the annual Farm City BBQ, an event that helps support our next generation of leaders with youth development programs through the Collier County 4H Foundation, the Leadership Collier Foundation and the Collier County Junior Deputy League…The BBQ has attracted as many as 1,100 local business leaders and farm families. In recent years, the BBQ has also donated over $100,000 back into our community!

  • Kids and Commercial Trucks Don't Mix Posted 9/14/2010 at 9:24 a.m. 0 comments

    During the school year, this means we are sharing the roads with children who walk to school and the bus stop. We encourage you to speak openly with your children about safely walking to school. Here are a few tips to help get you started.

  • Collier County Businesses Recycle 226 Tons of Waste Posted 8/13/2010 at 1:45 p.m. 0 comments

    Between January and June 2010, commercial single-stream recycling customers have recycled 226 tons of waste, increasing the life of our landfill and preserving our natural resources.

  • What is green and orange and about to be recycled all over? Posted 7/30/2010 at 3:24 p.m. 0 comments

    Open up your refrigerator and you might see a carton of Tropicana Orange Juice. Made from layers of paper and polymers, the container was specially designed to keep all of the nutrients in... but unfortunately made the carton un-recyclable.

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