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GINN NAMED MANAGER OF SOLID WASTE FOR THE CITY OF LAKELAND

 


LAKELAND, FL
 (January 14, 2015) – Rick Lilyquist, Director of Public Works, is pleased to announce thatEugene “Gene” Ginn will serve as the City of Lakeland’s next Manager of Solid Waste.  Ginn’s official first day with the City of Lakeland will be January 26, 2015.

 

Lilyquist said, “After a thorough search and recruitment effort to find someone to oversee our solid waste and recycling collection operations, we are very pleased to have Gene joining our team.  He has extensive knowledge of the solid waste industry having worked his way up through the system in a neighboring municipality.”

 

Ginn has been employed with the City of Largo since 1996, initially serving as a heavy equipment mechanic through 2001.  He then was promoted to a Solid Waste Foreman where he served from 2001 to 2008.  Ginn was promoted to Largo’s Assistant Solid Waste Manager in 2008 where he manages 53 employees responsible for the collection of solid waste and recyclables.  

 

Ginn said, “I’m very excited to be the City of Lakeland’s next Manager of Solid Waste.  I’ve been a public servant who is constantly mindful of being a good steward of the taxpayers money and customer service is a top priority.” He added, “I look forward to bringing my experience and skills to Lakeland.”

 

He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Eckerd College and he recently acquired his Master of Public Administration from Barry University.  His annual salary will be $85,716.

 

 


On Saturday, April 4th, 2015 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, the City of Lakeland’s Solid Waste in coordination with the Polk County Solid Waste Division is sponsoring a FREE Household Hazardous Waste and End-Of-Life Electronics Collection Event, located at the Lakeland Center, 701 W. Lime Street, in the south parking lot west of WONN Radio Station. This Mobile Collection Event is intended to make it more convenient for our community to safely dispose of their waste and discarded electronic equipment.

Household Hazardous Waste - Accepted Materials
Paints, paint thinners, florescent light bulbs, motor oil, drain cleaners, pool chemicals, insecticides, household batteries, etc.
No biohazard (medical) waste or business waste will be accepted.

End-Of-Life Electronics – Accepted Materials
Computers, monitors, keyboards, terminals, televisions, stereos, printers, fax machines, video games consoles, wireless devices, etc. No more than five items per household please.

Should you have any questions, please call Debbie Almon, Solid Waste Supervisor @ 834-8778.


FREE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

END OF LIFE ELECTRONICS INCLUDED

 

LAKELAND, FL (March 6, 2014 On Saturday, April 5th the City of Lakeland’s Solid Waste division in coordination with the Polk County Solid Waste Division is sponsoring a FREE Household Hazardous Waste and End-Of-Life Electronics Collection event from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Items may be dropped off at the Lakeland Center, 701 W. Lime Street, in the south parking lot west of the WONN Radio Station. This Mobile Collection Event is intended to make it more convenient for our community to safely dispose of their waste and discarded electronic equipment.


Household Hazardous Waste - Accepted Materials

 

Paints, paint thinners, florescent light bulbs, motor oil, drain cleaners, pool chemicals, insecticides, household batteries, etc.  No biohazard (medical) waste or business waste will be accepted.

 

End-Of-Life Electronics – Accepted Materials

 

Computers, monitors, keyboards, terminals, televisions, stereos, printers, fax machines, video games consoles, wireless devices, etc.  No more than five items per household please.

 

For more information regarding the Hazardous Waste and End of Electronics event, please call Debbie Almon, Solid Waste Supervisor at 863/834-8778.  Please visit www.lakelandgov.net for information regarding additional Solid Waste programs.

 

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Kevin Cook

Director of Communications

City of Lakeland

863/934-6264

Twitter @lakelandgov

 

 

CITY OF LAKELAND SOLID WASTE BUILDING

FIRST LEED CERTIFIED BUILDING IN CITY LIMITS

 

LAKELAND, FL (May 13, 2013) – Celebration of the City of Lakeland’s first LEED Certified building will take place at the Solid Waste Office Building on June 7th at 10 a.m.   The Solid Waste Office Building, located at 605 Evelyn Avenue was LEED Certified by the US Green Building Council with a Gold rating based on sustainability, water efficiency, energy efficiency, green materials and innovation in design.  The Solid Waste building received a Gold standard, one of the highest ratings. 

 

The building was the former Lakeland Community Credit Union which the City acquired in 2003.  The project included renovation and new construction completed August 2012.  The City contracted with Swilley Curtis Mundy Honeycutt Architects and the project was completed by Rodda Construction.

 

Rick Lilyquist, Director of Public Works said, “There are a number of reasons to build green – minimizing the impact to the environment being one.”  He added, “Reduced energy and water consumption is a huge driving factor that ultimately leads to lower operating costs. Also, the bright open design along with enhanced indoor environmental quality helps to promote increased worker productivity.”

 

Design highlights include a solar reflectant roof, the use of skylights for natural light, low impact building materials used to enhance in air quality and water reduction measures that equate to a 42% water savings.  Recycled materials were used totaling over 24% of materials cost and the building was designed to optimize energy performance saving 23% compared to baseline building performance.

 

The celebration will include a tour of the facility highlighting design and construction techniques that factored into the Gold certification and there will be a plaque unveiling that officially certifies the facility as a LEED building by the US Green Building Council. For more information regarding the City of Lakeland, please visit www.lakelandgov.net. Face Book users can stay connected by completing a quick search that includes the City of Lakeland.  Twitter users can choose to receive instant updates during important meetings or events by following the City @ lakelandgov.  

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