Valet Living Joins National Effort to Increase Workplace Recycling
Valet Living has become the newest Pledge Partner of Recycling at Work, a voluntary national effort led by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) to increase workplace recycling.
“As we continue to set the standard in multifamily housing, we want to lead by example when it comes to our pledge to sustainability,” said Valet Living President and CEO, Shawn Handrahan. “We are proud to partner with Recycling at Work and are excited to take the next step in our journey to zero waste.”
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as much as 45 percent of the 250 million tons of municipal waste generated in 2010 was from businesses, government offices, retail establishments, schools and hospitals. As a Pledge Partner, Valet Living joins a growing number of businesses and organizations across the country who have committed to reducing waste and making recycling a priority.
“We are excited to be a pledge partner of Recycling at Work, a world-class organization to support our commitment to setting the standard in sustainability,” said Valet Living Vice President of Sustainability, Heath Hallada. “Our associates have embraced the office recycling program, and we look forward to sharing results and best practices with other organizations.”
“We congratulate Valet Living for its leadership in taking the Recycling at Work pledge,” said Brenda Pulley, KAB Senior Vice President, Recycling. “Increasing recycling rates translates into measurable benefits including waste reduction, energy savings, natural resource conservation and job creation.”
Keep America Beautiful is the nation's leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a network of more than 1,200 affiliate and participating organizations including state recycling organizations, it works with millions of volunteers to take action in their communities. Keep America Beautiful offers solutions that create clean, beautiful public places, reduce waste and increase recycling, generate positive impact on local economies and inspire generations of environmental stewards. Through its programs and public-private partnerships, it engages individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community's environment. For more information, visit kab.org and follow @kabtweet on Twitter.
About Valet Living:
As a Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace, Valet Living has been setting the standard for doorstep collection and recycling. Approaching one million units in more than 35 states, Valet Living has grown to become not just the only national provider of doorstep collection and recycling services, but also the only nationally-recognized full service amenities provider to the multifamily industry. In addition to doorstep collection, Valet Living’s turns, maintenance and pet station solutions make life easier for both property managers and residents, while improving property values. Valet Living is a portfolio company of the Private Equity Group of Ares Management, L.P. (NYSE: ARES) and Harvest Partners, LP.