Media Release

Buy S.M.A.R.T. Update

Thursday, July 30, 2009 5:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives representatives will be at local grocery stores every Thursday in August from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., offering shoppers information about how to "Buy S.M.A.R.T." (Save Money And Reduce Trash).

"Buy S.M.A.R.T." is a County campaign teaching about the 4 R's (reduce, reuse, recycle, and rethink). All shoppers who wish to receive tips on how to buy S.M.A.R.T. will receive a free reusable shopping bag or jar opener made of recycled tires and a Buy S.M.A.R.T. pocket guide.

The following is a list of locations and dates where we will be this August:

  • August 6: Publix - Haile Plantation, 2755 SW 91st St., Gainesville 
  • August 13: Publix - Butler Plaza, 3100 SW 35th Blvd., Gainesville 
  • August 20: Publix - Butler Plaza West, 3930 SW Archer Rd., Gainesville
  • August 27: Publix - Williston Plaza, 5200 SW 34th St., Gainesville

In addition to the above dates, they will be at the Mother Earth Markets at 1237 NW 76th Blvd. and 521 NW 13th St. (both in Gainesville) on Saturday, August 15 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

For more information, contact Jennifer Seitz, Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives at 352-374-5245.


  • 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).