City of Tampa Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management Recycling Program Expands to Include ALL City Offices

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For Immediate Release     

For additional information, please contact: 
Ashley Bauman, Public Affairs Director
(813) 274-8262

Tampa, Fla. (April 22, 2016)  - In honor of Earth Day 2016,  the City of Tampa’s  Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management is expanding its recycling program and sustainability initiatives to include all City of Tampa government buildings.  This enhancement will also assist the State of Florida with meeting its goal to recycle 75% of all waste generated by the year 2020. 

The service expansion is scheduled to occur in phases from April 27, 2016 through May 25, 2016.  Employees and patrons of City facilities will have the opportunity to recycle office paper, bottles, cans and plastics at many of the City’s municipal buildings, community centers, fire stations, and parks and recreation facilities.

The City of Tampa’s Recycling Team is focused on educating others on how to recycle right!  The City will lead by example to promote the benefits of recycling to Tampa’s local environment and economy.  “Our Department is excited to be able to offer this service to a greater audience.  Each step we take reduces Tampa’s carbon footprint and improves the added value of using post-consumer made products,” said Mark Wilfalk, Department Director

Did you know that approximately, 75% of the material created in the workplace is recyclable?  This and many other interesting recycling facts can be found on the Department’s website at .  We encourage others to join us in our effort to

Go Green this Earth Day and Remember to Recycle Right! 

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 Ashley Bauman
Public Affairs Director
City of Tampa
Office: (813) 274-8262
Cell: (813) 390-7455

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