Media Release

Leveda Brown Environmental Park and Transfer Station Tours

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 3:00 PM
recycle tour

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - As part of Earth Week, the Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives is educating citizens about recycling and providing tours of the Leveda Brown Environmental Park and Transfer Station on Thursday, April 19, 2012, during SP Recycling's Open House. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SP Recycling Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) (5115 NE 63rd Ave, Gainesville, click for map).

Visitors to the event can learn more about recycling in Alachua County, view a working MRF, tour the Environmental Park, and celebrate Earth Week.

SP Recycling operates ten recycling MRF’s in the state of Florida and twenty three MRF’s nationally. They have served as the procurement arm of SP Newsprint Company, LLC, the nation’s largest producer of 100% recycled newsprint, for the past thirty years. They have operated in Alachua County since 1994 sorting though the more than 16,000 tons of recyclables collected from households and businesses throughout Alachua County each year. They then ship the sorted materials to manufacturing centers around the region.

For more information, contact Alachua County Waste Alternatives, Recycling Coordinator, Patrick Irby at 352-548-1285.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).