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For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Nina Stokes, Recycling Coordinator
(813) 348-6515
Tampa’s Curbside Recycling Program Expands
Tampa, FL June 24, 2008 - The City is expanding its recycling program and as of July 1st, residents may place phone books, paperback books, junk mail, cereal boxes, 6-pack soda boxes, office paper and cardboard in their blue recycling bins in addition to the already accepted materials:

• Magazines
• Newspapers & inserts
• Catalogs
• Plastic bottles (numbers 1 and 2 only)
• Aluminum and steel cans (including empty aerosol cans)
• Gable-top beverage containers (juice & milk containers)
• Glass bottles & jars (all colors)

The Department of Solid Waste is asking residents to make sure that cardboard is flattened and cut down to fit in blue bins (a maximum of 3 ft squares). If you have large quantities of cardboard, it may be dropped off, at no charge, at the Manhattan Brush Site, 7215 S. Manhattan Avenue, or the McKay Bay Refuse-To-Energy Facility at 107 N. 30th Street.

Recycling is the easiest way to be “green.” Do your part to help conserve our natural resources and “Remember to Recycle.”

For more information about recycling, please contact the Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management at (813) 348-1111 or visit us on the web at www.TampaGov.net/solidwaste.

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