Advanced Disposal Services, Donna Marathon Recycle 4120 Pounds of Trash

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KD Sorority Sisters joined Advanced Disposal Services as ‘Bag Ladies Help Race to End Breast Cancer’ with Donna Marathon, recycling over 4000 pounds of plastic and aluminum bottles and cans in a ‘Go Green’ campaign.

Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. collected and recycled about 4,120 pounds worth of plastic bottles and aluminum cans during the 26.2 with Donna Marathon on Sunday in Jacksonville and area beaches. For the fourth year, Advanced Disposal sponsored the marathon and half-marathon by providing garbage collection and recycling services.

Advanced Disposal partnered with the Kappa Delta chapter at the University of North Florida to be Beautiful Bag Ladies. The sisters were on-hand to promote recycling and support a worthy cause – to finish breast cancer. Beautiful Bag Ladies were at the post race celebration area to help runners and spectators do their part in “going green” by collecting their recyclables and teaching them about the importance of recycling to keep our community beautiful.

“Despite the record cold temperatures this year and people simply not drinking as much, we were thrilled that more than 4,000 pounds of recyclable materials were diverted from the landfill and instead recycled,” said Mary O’Brien, chief marketing officer for Advanced Disposal. “These plastic bottles will be turned into thousands of yards of carpet and even fleece jackets like the ones many of the runners and spectators were wearing Sunday morning to keep warm.”

Kappa Delta sorority sisters participated as Advanced Disposal’s Beautiful Bag Ladies collecting plastic bottles and aluminum cans from race attendees at Sunday’s 26.2 with Donna Marathon.

About 4,120 pounds of recyclable materials were collected at Sunday’s 26.2 with Donna Marathon and will now be diverted from landfills and recycled properly by Advanced Disposal.
Advanced Disposal is the fourth largest privately-owned environmental services company in the United States providing integrated, non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services in the Southeastern United States. Advanced Disposal currently owns and operates commercial, industrial, and residential solid waste collection operations, municipal solid waste landfills, transfer stations, and recycling facilities. Advanced Disposal is dedicated to preserving the environment and ensuring that all operations are conducted in a manner that follows all local, state, and federal laws in regards to environmental protection. Advanced Disposal is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. and has operations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina. For more information regarding Advanced Disposal, please visit or on Facebook at

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