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Waste Management of Charlotte County Dedicated to providing sustainable environmental solutions and building sustainable partnerships in Charlo e County Waste Management is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. It is the nation’s largest recycler and a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and land ll gas-to-energy facilities. More than 100 proud Waste Management employees serve the 80,000 homes as well as 2,500 businesses of Charlo e County by o ering innovative waste management solutions and single stream recycling programs. Our Waste Watch certi ed drivers do more than collect trash. rough a partnership program with area law enforcement and emergency personnel, Waste Watch certi ed drivers have generated tips that led to the arrest of suspected vandals, saved a family’s home from a re, rescued a woman from a vehicle re and most recently helped an elderly man who had fallen in his driveway. Additionally, WM has donated more than $150,000 in monetary and in-kind donations to support local non-pro t organizations such as the United Way, Charlo e County Homeless Coalition, Charlo e County YMCA and many more. During the week of the Florida International Air Show, you will nd a well coordinated group of WM employees making sure that this major event is kept clean and green with recycling containers throughout. WM is the title sponsor of Hands Across the Harbor, which will celebrate its h year on January 26, 2013. With WM’s contributions, the 2012 event brought out a record number of participants and raised nearly $6,000 for the Charlo e Harbor Environmental Center (CHEC). In 2012, Keep Charlo e Beautiful was also awarded a $5,000 Waste Management ink Green Grant to fund three community garden and beauti cation projects for the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Team Port Charlo e and Team Punta Gorda. rough the years, WM has weathered many storms with Charlo e County residents. In 2004, Hurricane Charley destroyed the company’s Harborview location. WM invested millions of dollars in building a new state-of-the-art facility on Old Land ll Road and renovating the Harborview facility as a transfer station. Among the facility improvements were a high-tech maintenance shop and a truck wash to ensure that WM’s eet is kept at peak performance. e maintenance technicians in the shop were recently recognized as one of the top twelve performing WM shops in the nation based on their safety record, preventive maintenance and environmental compliance. Waste Management is proud to be a sustainable partner in Charlo e County. For more information, visit www. inkGreen. com or www.WM.com.