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Waste Connections of Kentucky sponsors PRIDE Spring Cleanup

Waste Connections presents ceremonial check to PRIDE

PRIDE’s Tammie Wilson and Congressman Hal Rogers (center) accepted a ceremonial check from Waste Connections’ Rodney Turner, Carl Towne, Dave Wiggins, Bonnie Hawkins and Cleta Gross.

Waste Connections of Kentucky has donated $24,000 to support the annual PRIDE Spring Cleanup, which is a community service event in southern and eastern Kentucky.Waste Connections contributed $8,000 for the 2012 PRIDE Spring Cleanup and has now committed to give $8,000 in 2013 and again in 2014.The three donations earned Waste Connections recognition as the Gold Level Sponsor of the PRIDE Spring Cleanup in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

“We see PRIDE as a way to ensure that the next generation inherits a world that we can be proud of,” said David Wiggins, Division Vice President, Waste Connections of Kentucky. “Where else can you support the efforts of so many volunteers that make a lasting difference?”

“We are grateful for this investment by Waste Connections in the people and environment of southern and eastern Kentucky,” said PRIDE’s Tammie Wilson. “Sponsorship funds make sure volunteers have the supplies they need to clean up their roads and streams, as well as the rewards they deserve, such as those popular Spring Cleanup T-shirts.”

“I have been impressed by the passion that Dave and his staff have for making sure Waste Connections is a good corporate citizen in the communities it serves,” Wilson said. “For example, Dave worked closely with Pulaski County officials to make curbside recycling a reality there, and Waste Connections staff raise funds to provide free bicycles to needy children at Christmas.”

“I hope all business owners realize they are important partners in bringing PRIDE to life across the region and in individual communities,” Wilson added.

“If you want to sponsor the region-wide Spring Cleanup, or if you want to support the Spring Cleanup in your city or county, then please call me, toll free, at 888.577.4339,” she said.

During the annual Spring Cleanup, PRIDE works with communities to pick up roadside litter, clean up dumps and offer free trash drop-off events. Local governments organize Spring Cleanup activities, and PRIDE provides volunteer T-shirts, cleanup supplies and funding assistance.

PRIDE is a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental cleanup and education across a 42-county region, stretching from Monroe County in the southwest to Boyd County in the northeast.

Waste Connections is an integrated solid waste services company that provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services. The Kentucky Division Office, which is located in Lily, primarily serves southeast Kentucky, with some operations in western counties.

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