Me, a brunette woman, in an orange coat standing in front of a very tall building with smoke rising from the top.That’s me, standing in front of Copenhagen’s state-of-the-art biogas facility. I traveled to Denmark this past November as part of my position as chair of Public Works, and investigated how that city is managing waste is on its way to becoming carbon-neutral in the next decade.

It’s no secret that I have a passion for trash, and Tampa has a lot of room to grow in its solid waste policy! We can save significant money in solid waste by directly addressing waste practices of residents and moving toward more efficient and sustainable practices; there’s no better way to achieve this than by working directly with the people, providing workshops and materials that improve education around our garbage, including how to recycle and compost.

There are common-sense solutions that provide accountability and promote positive contributions from every resident. I’m dedicated to making them happen.

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