TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Sports Commission and Waste Management are partnering to help make local events more green. As the nation’s largest provider for recycling and environmental solutions, Waste Management is pleased to offer recycling services for cardboard, paper, plastics, glass bottles, aluminum cans and other materials for each Tampa Bay Sports Commission sponsored event within the Tampa Bay area.

“Waste Management is committed to enhancing the communities we serve through programs that help make them cleaner, greener and better places to live, said Rick Kania, Waste Management area sales director. Our partnership with the Tampa Bay Sports Commission will allow us to reach vast amounts of people to encourage more recycling in the Tampa Bay area.”

The Tampa Bay Sports Commission is focused on generating social and economic impact through the vehicle of sports and works with over 100 youth and amateur events on annual basis. These events produce over 100,000 hotel room nights annually and attract hundreds of thousands of visitors, impacting every area of the Tampa Bay community.

“We’re pleased to forge this unique partnership with Waste Management,” said Rob Higgins, executive director of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission. “Sustainability continues to be an enormous priority for our community and for our sporting events, and this dynamic partnership will offer us continued solutions for making our hometown a better place to work, live, and play.”

About Waste Management:
Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Our subsidiaries provide collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery and disposal services. We are also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. Our customers include residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers throughout North America.

About Tampa Bay Sports Commission:
The Tampa Bay Sports Commission is a private, non-profit, 501c3, charitable corporation that serves the entire Tampa Bay area as the lead organization for bidding on and hosting major amateur sporting events. Our mission is to attract, promote and/or organize major amateur sporting events, and grassroots youth sports programs, that foster the ongoing development and quality of life for the entire Tampa Bay area.