May 2018

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Special Promotion



Texas Disposal Systems is a proud presenter of the Social Impact Award, which recognizes local organizations making a difference in the Austin community, at the Woman’s Way Business Awards. Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) values their role as enviTDS also supports the community through corporate ronmental stewards to sustain natural resources and the sponsorships and use of the TDS Exotic Game Ranch and environment for future generations. The company helps Pavilion, hosting fundraising events free of charge. To date, customers manage and divert waste to beneficial uses by the Exotic Game Ranch and Pavilion has helped raise more incorporating solid waste disposal, materials processing, than $24.6 million for organizations such as Kids Outdoor compost production and recycling operations, processZone, Wonders and Worries, Boy Scouts of America, Asing on average between 3,000 and 4,000 tons of solid sociated General Contractors and Operation Game Thief. waste per day, diverting approxiThrough their sponsorship, TDS mately 200,000 tons of waste per has put an emphasis on recognizing year from landfill disposal. TDS’ organizations that promote educafounders have always considered tion and the environment. TDS HAS PUT AN doing social good a moral imTDS is proud to work with GirlEMPHASIS ON perative, and now, 40 years later, start, whose mission is to increase citizenship is still embedded in girls’ interest and engagement in RECOGNIZING the company’s core values, touchSTEM by empowering more girls ing everything from environto continue STEM studies and ORGANIZATIONS mental and educational efforts impact innovation and economic to philanthropic and community development. TDS’ Eco Academy THAT PROMOTE support. In Austin, a city often curriculum will be incorporated into EDUCATION AND recognized for its social impact, upcoming Girlstart Summer Camps, the company has teamed up with where participants will learn about THE ENVIRONMENT several local organizations to composting and how to divert waste help make the community more by sorting compostable waste into environmentally focused. the correct bin, and then build a TDS partners with schools by teaching staff and stucomposting bin for Girlstart headquarters. dents how to recycle and compost to preserve resources. TDS also partners with Austin Habitat for Humanity, doThe company has been servicing schools for more than nating soil, mulch and trees for home builds as well as prod13 years, focusing efforts on cafeteria diversion, and is ucts that are made available for resale at the Austin Habitat currently working with more than 330 schools in Central for Humanity ReStore. The partnership allows employees to Texas. TDS recently launched Eco Academy, a program give back as well by donating their time and energy to help that educates K-12 students about trash, recycling and build houses each year. composting options in their schools and includes campusIn addition, TDS partners with Keep Austin Beautiful wide recycling, plus compostables collection in cafeterias. (KAB) through donations of services during community It was designed to teach the next generation the imporclean-up events along with products for their tool shack, tance of minimizing waste and equip students with the beautification resources and garden build projects. TDS is tools needed to lead green lifestyles. Through the program, also actively involved in KAB educational initiatives, for TDS is now able to reach students in a more impactful way which they implement a co-branded education program for by being in the classroom and working with them directly. school-aged kids. Learn more about how TDS supports and educates communities at