April 17, 2018 – Valet Living, pioneer of the doorstep collection amenity and innovator in turn services, maintenance support and pet solutions, is proud to bring its CNN Young Hero and Brand Ambassador, Ryan Hickman, eight-year-old recycling legend to Tampa Bay to promote recycling efforts in the area. Partnering with the City of Tampa and Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful (KTBB), Valet Living and Ryan Hickman will be taking part in this year’s annual Great American Cleanup in Hillsborough County.
The Great American Cleanup, an annual event hosted by KTBB and other Keep America Beautiful affiliates, brings out thousands of volunteers to help end littering, improve recycling and beautify our local community. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at multiple locations across Tampa Bay. Ryan and his team will be at the Harbour Island cleanup location, aiding in cleanup efforts and educating participants on the value of recycling, along with recycling opportunities for multifamily residents. Shortly after the cleanup, Ryan and his team will be set up at the Dragon Boat Race in Cotanchobee Park (601 Old Water St) to continue their education efforts and enjoy the scenic event.
Hickman has traveled the country with Valet Living to bring recycling education to residents of multifamily communities and spread the message of promoting a sustainable environment for all. During his visit to Tampa, Ryan will be stopping by the Valet Living headquarters, currently servicing over 50,000 apartments in the Tampa Bay area, and spending a day at Tampa’s iconic theme park, Busch Gardens, where Ryan and his family will have the opportunity to learn about the theme parks’ recycling efforts.
“As we approach Earth Day, there is an increasing focus on maximizing waste diversion, and we are excited to support the multifamily community in setting the standard for recycling,” said Valet Living Vice President of Sustainability, Heath Hallada.
Echoing the sentiments of those such as Anderson Cooper and Ellen DeGeneres, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful and the City of Tampa are excited to partner with Valet Living and Ryan Hickman to spread the message of recycling education in the Tampa Bay area.