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Waste Management Recognizes the Old Marco Pub & Restaurant as the Commercial Recycler of the Month

Published: May 03, 2013 1:53 AM EDT

Marco Island, FL – Waste Management, Inc. of Florida is pleased to recognize the Old Marco Pub & Restaurant as the Commercial Recycler of the Month.

Sponsored by Waste Management, this award recognizes office building owners and managers, hoteliers and restaurateurs who have achieved significant results in reducing solid waste and whose leadership, policies and programs demonstrate a commitment to environmental sustainability and best practices.

The Old Marco Pub & Restaurant has been serving customers on Marco Island since 2000. Featuring a fresh seafood, steaks and Italian cuisine, the restaurant recently expanded is bar and offers regular entertainment schedule, so last-minute reservations are a rarity.

Owners, Susan and Tom Ackerson, are proud to be a part of the Marco Island community. As business owners and residents, they are want to help protect the natural beauty that makes the island so special. With the expanded offerings at the restaurant, the couple felt there was even more reason to implement a single-stream recycling program and minimize their waste.

"We started with the recycling cart, but when season hit we quickly had to upgrade to a larger recycling container. And, by placing a few dedicated recycling collection bins in convenient locations, our employees have been able to easily manage the process," said Susan Ackerson, owner, Old Marco Pub & Restaurant.

"At WM, we want to recognize the efforts of small businesses that take the time to recycle. Each and every bottle or can that we recycle gets our community one step closer to our goal of Zero Waste," said Larry Berg, Senior District Manager, Waste Management.

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Linda Best, Collier County Waste Reduction and Recycling Manager, Larry Berg, Sr. District Manager, Waste Management, Tom Ackerson, Bartender, Old Marco Pub, Mike Riddle, Bartender, Old Marco Pub


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 recycler in North America and 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 or


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