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Waste Management of Orange County Encourages Residents to go “Red, White and Green” this Fourth of July

With Fourth of July approaching, BBQ and independence day party planning is in progress. Waste Management would like to share a few eco-friendly party tips to help reduce the holiday’s carbon footprint:

  1. Become independent of disposable plates, cups and utensils and bring reusable party ware. This is not only good for the environment, but also saves money in the long run.
  2. Set up a specially marked recycling container to collect aluminum cans and plastic bottles so that they don’t end up in the trash.
  3. Try petroleum-free charcoal starter, which is available purchase at many household discount and hardware stories.
  4. Use aluminum foil instead of plastic wrap to cover and store food. Foil can be cleaned and reused, or crumpled up and tossed into the recycling cart, making it the better option.

About Waste Management

Waste Management, Inc., 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 the largest residential recycler and also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and 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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