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Ron Cox is AWESOME #iamlakeland

Resident Kathryn Gernot wrote: I had my purse stolen from Wal-Mart three weeks ago and the young boys must have thrown my wallet near a waste receptacle. Ron Cox, your solid waste driver, found my wallet and turned it in to your office at Evelyn Avenue. My drivers license, Social Security card, insurance cards etc were all returned to me. The cost to replace all of them would have been a burden for me. This has been a godsend and such a blessing!!!! Thank you and your employees for being so kind while going above and beyond their duty to help citizens in need.

Ron thank you for showing us all what integrity is! We are proud to have you on our team. #intergity


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.