A ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of an exhibit about the Manchester Road Race, sponsored by All American Waste, called “Thanksgiving in Manchester: A History of the Manchester Road Race” was held on Wednesday, November 5th. The ceremony took place at the Manchester Community College’s Arts and Education Center on Main Street in Manchester, just down the street from the start line for the annual race. The exhibit contains photos, facts and memorabilia about the race, it’s runners and the tradition of the race.
An area Thanksgiving morning tradition since it was established in 1927, the 4.748 mile race brings upwards of 15,000 runners and walkers a year, along with thousands of people cheering them on. In attendance for the ceremony was Julia Chase-Brand, the first woman to ever run in a major road race when she completed the Manchester Road Race in 1961.
The ceremony started with a ceremonial run down main street in honor of the exhibit by members of the Manchester High School cross country team. Inside, the ribbon cutting took place with Manchester Mayor Jay Moran holding one end of the ribbon. Jim Balcome, director of the Manchester Road Race then gave some history of the race, along with some words from Jay Moran, Stephen Gates, Manchester Board of Directors, Julia Chase-Brand and some other accomplished local runners showing support for the race.
As a proud sponsor of the Manchester Road Race, All American Waste will be providing trash and recycling services for the event. The exhibit will be open free to visitors now through November 29th, Tuesday through Saturdays, including on Thanksgiving day. For more information about the race, you can visit www.ManchesterRoadRace.com.
All American Waste recently had a group of volunteers participate in the Connecticut River Watershed Council’s Source To Sea annual cleanup on September 27. We had a nice turnout and amazing weather while cleaning up near the Scantic River on Bailey Road in Enfield, CT.
The link below is to a photo of our very own Eric F and his daughter Naya that’s entered into their photo contest from the event. It’s a great photo, so let’s get as many votes as we can to help them win the photo contest.
Thanks to everyone that volunteered and we hope to have an even bigger turnout next year!
The Church Street School held a Play Day on Monday, June 16th in Hamden, CT from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The event saw students of the PK-6 school get to enjoy the beautiful weather with bounce houses, slides and other outdoor fun! All American Waste is a proud sponsor of the event hosted by physical education teacher and Hamden Field Hockey coach Tina Bouchard.
June 1, 2014 in Woodbridge, CT. All American Waste participated in Touch A Truck 2014 where kids could some see, touch and sit in over 20 vehicles. There was a trackless train, bouncy slide, food and other family friendly activities including a free swim.
The event took place at the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven in Woodbridge, CT from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
The town of Bridgewater will be the first in Connecticut to offer curbside pickup of food scraps and organic waste. 130 families in the town have volunteered to be a part of the 6 month pilot project. They will have their food scraps and organic waste picked up weekly by All American Waste and brought to either New Milford Farms or New England Compost in Danbury. After the 6 month pilot has concluded, the families participating will receive a bag of compost material to use with the soil in their yards.
A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the launch of the project was held at The Burnham School on Friday, April 4, 2014. Speakers included Jen Iannucci, Assistant Director of Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority, Eric Frederickson of All American Waste and Macky McCleary, Deputy Commissioner of DEEP.
All American Waste offers a wide range of services including options for food scraps/organics collection and recycling. To learn more see All American Waste’s flyer.
To read more information about Bridgewater’s pilot project, you can read this NewsTimes article.
About 6 months ago it was decided a complete overhaul was needed of our web site. The goal was to create a website that was more representative of the company that we all pride ourselves in being. We hope that this website serves “You” the customer above all else with the level of service that you have come to expect from us over the last 40 years. Please take some time to explore the site, provide us some feedback, and maybe even pick up some recycling tips along the way!
Do you really know how to recycle with single stream?
You’ve probably been recycling for years. But do you know if you’re doing it right?
All American Waste, a recycling and waste removal company, was having a problem with contaminated recycling finding its way to the processing plant. To help customers understand the do’s and don’ts of single stream recycling, they turned to Geomatrix for help.
According to Geomatrix producer, James Chianese, “We spent a lot of time in our first meeting learning all that we didn’t know about recycling. After that, we strategized how we could help AAW get their message out not only to their customers, but also to the rest of the community.” A short, animated info-graphic was proposed as a fun way to engage the audience while re-enforcing the messages. Geomatrix motion graphics artist Tom Coben got to work and the end result is ready for release on all social channels.
Watch the animation – you’ll be surprised at what you don’t know, and we promise it will be a fun way to spend the next 90 seconds.
Then, please recycle it – by sharing the link with your friends.
All American Waste is proud to be a major sponsor of Yale New Haven Hospital’s Closer to Free Ride to raise money for the Smilow Cancer Center and Yale Cancer Center.
It’s still not too late to sign up! Here’s an article and some photos from WTNH with more details. If you haven’t checked it out, it’s for a great cause and you have until this Saturday to register before the race. If you’ve signed up already, we’ll see you there!