|[February 25, 2013]
Broward Cities Lead The Way To Achieve Recycling Goals
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
Forward-looking Broward cities are establishing a new model of
responsible waste management. Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Davie and
Miramar are taking the lead, introducing value added environmental
stewardship that not only benefits their residents financially, but also
improves their environment, reclaims valuable resources, creates
economic opportunity and reduces the necessity for new and unwelcome
Broward County's landfills are overflowing with noxious materials that
offend the senses and are potentially hazardous to citizens. It's a
problem that will only get worse as nearly two tons of additional solid
waste is created every year for each resident of the state. Inevitably,
this will require more landfills be opened to meet the demand,
especially if the County continues to recycle only 24% of its waste as
it did in 2011.
The State of Florida has recognized the necessity and the benefits of
recycling; passing the Energy, Climate Change, and Economic Security Act
of 2008 that set a statewide recycling goal of 75% by the year 2020.
"Shifting toward greater recycling is a good decision for our
community," says Commissioner Dan Daley of Coral Springs. "We are
reducing costs for our citizens and protecting our environment. Our move
toward achieving the state's recycling goal will benefit all of our
residents today and in the future."
Visionary city commissioners are answering this chalenge with
courageous actions that position their cities as part of the solution.
Taking advantage of the county-wide negotiations for a new solid waste
disposal contract, cities are not only reaping the benefits of a newly
competitive market to provide their citizens with lower rates for the
first time in 25-years, they are seeking out partners that will bring
new technologies to bear to greatly improve the scale of recycling in
"With new programs to recycle landscaping debris, bulk trash and
construction materials costs will be brought down for our residents and
businesses while having the added benefit of protecting our
environment," said Commissioner Lisa K. Aronson of Coconut Creek.
These Broward cities have established new business relationships with
Sun Bergeron, providing them the capacity to achieve the statewide
recycling goal well before 2020. Currently, Sun Bergeron is the only
solid waste disposal provider that brings the combination of technology,
experience and business model to achieve 75% recycling for Broward
County and its municipalities.
"It has long been the goal of the City of Coral Springs to increase the
amount of recycling," says Coral Springs Commissioner Claudette Bruck.
"It is simply the responsible thing to do now…and for our future. To be
able to accomplish this with Sun Bergeron and save money at the same
time is a win-win situation. To be able to recycle construction
materials, bulk trash, landscape debris is a valuable contribution to
the future of our planet."
The actions taken by the commissioners of Coral Springs, Coconut Creek,
Davie and Miramar are a clear recognition that their accountability lies
not only in the financial health of their community, but also to the
health and quality of life of their citizens.
ABOUT SUN BERGERON
Sun Bergeron is a joint venture between Sun Recycling and Bergeron
Environmental Services operating together to achieve zero waste.
Combined, Sun Bergeron has over 35 years experience in the waste and
recycling industry and a proven history in logistics and disaster
recovery including the BP Oil Spill clean-up in 2010. Pioneering
innovation in the waste and recycling industry, Sun Bergeron is
headquartered in the Town of Davie, Broward County, Florida. The more
than 500 employees that represent Sun Bergeron are dedicated to the
environment and currently recycle in excess of 75% of the solid waste
materials they process, a state mandated goal by 2020. To find out more
about Sun Bergeron visit http://www.sunbergeron.com/.
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