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Pinellas County Solid Waste offers more opportunities to “talk trash” at three public workshops

Workshops next public outreach step in development of 30-year master plan

Post Date:04/22/2019 4:06 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Libby Bolling, Public Information Specialist, (727) 464-4600

  • Community invited to review existing and potential solid waste programs, such as opportunities to increase recycling and create more renewable energy from waste.
  • Participants will have opportunity to evaluate and provide feedback about the most desirable and feasible programs.
  • Workshops to be held in convenient north, mid and south county locations.

Pinellas County Solid Waste is inviting residents, businesses and business partners to attend one of three upcoming Master Plan Workshops to review existing solid waste programs, and provide feedback about potential new countywide waste, recycling and reduction programs, as well as evaluate opportunities to create more renewable energy from waste.

“The next 30 years is a very important timeframe in the lifespan of our landfill. Continuing, creating and sustaining the right programs is at the core of developing an effective master plan that meets current needs and anticipates future needs of residents, visitors and businesses,” according to Pinellas County Administrator Barry Burton. “The choices we make now will shape our environment and economy far into the future. A collaborative approach is imperative in making these decisions.”

Participants are encouraged to attend a workshop location convenient to them. The following workshop dates will provide the same information at each location:

  • Monday, April 29, from 6-8 p.m., Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Boulevard South, Gulfport, FL 33707 
  • Tuesday, April 30, from 6-8 p.m., Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33774
  • Thursday, May 2, from 6-8 p.m., East Lake Library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34685 

The workshops will be held in an open-house style, including an overview presentation and project-related information at 6 p.m. County representatives will be available to answer any questions afterwards.

In addition to the workshops, comments about the Solid Waste Master Plan can be posted on the county’s Facebook page, Pinellas County Government, Twitter @PinellasCoNews, and Instagram @pinellascounty, or sent via email to solidwasteplan@pinellascounty.org. More information about the plan can reviewed on the website at www.pinellascounty.org/solidwaste/masterplan.

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