Superintendent Kathy Boomer shakes hands with Allied Waste's general manager Stephen MacIntosh, after presenting him and Juan Villarruel with a plaque thanking the company for their generosity and support to the Goleta Union School District. MacIntosh asked Villarruel, a professional driver for Allied Waste who has collected materials from Goleta schools for many years, to accept the award with him at Wednesday evening's board meeting.
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The Goleta Union School District honored Allied Waste Services of Santa Barbara last Wednesday, for its commitment to Goleta schools. Allied Waste has provided free recycling and trash collection services at several of the district’s elementary schools and district offices.

Superintendent Dr. Kathy Boomer and the Goleta Union School District’s Board Trustees presented a plaque to Allied’s general manager Stephen MacIntosh, accompanied by Professional Driver Juan Villarruel and several other Allied employees to thank the company for its contributions and financial support. Trustees Dr. Richard Mayer, Susan Epstein, Dr. Dean Nevins, Valerie Kushnerov, and Pam Kinsley were in attendance, as were other members of district office administration.

“Allied has a long history of collaboration and involvement with Goleta schools. We recognize the impact of the budget crisis on our local schools and know how important these free services have been to the district,” said Stephen MacIntosh, general manager of Allied Waste Services.

For over 10 years, Allied provided free recycling collection for Brandon, Ellwood, Kellogg, and La Patera, Foothill, and Mountain View schools, in addition to the district offices on Fairview. More recently, Allied has been providing free trash collection services for Foothill and Mountain View schools as well.

Between 2001 and 2010, the Allied Waste Services donated approximately $204,000 in free services and equipment, including two of its collection trucks. The district utilized these trucks with district staff picking up trash at their sites for over a decade.

“It is so nice to be recognized by the Board of Trustees, because it means that what we are doing is making a difference. We are proud that in working with the district we have been able to encourage recycling efforts at the schools,” said John Kendall, Allied operations manager, who has been with Allied Waste Services of Santa Barbara for more than 35 years. “It is part of our pledge to give back to the community and we sincerely appreciate the recognition,” said Kendall.

About Allied Waste Services

Allied Waste Services is known for its curbside waste collection in the cities of Goleta and Santa Barbara and in the unincorporated County of Santa Barbara. Allied is also known for its excellence in customer service, competitively priced construction waste hauling services, and its trademark blue garbage trucks – half of which are powered by emissions reducing compressed natural gas. The company is committed to helping local governments and businesses reduce the amount of waste sent to area landfills by diverting waste in safe and sustainable ways, such as recycling, re-use, and composting. Allied Waste Services of Santa Barbara is a Republic Services company (NYSE:RSG). For more information, call (805) 965-5248 or visit our new website at

About Republic Services

Republic Services, Inc. provides recycling and solid waste collection, transfer and disposal services in the United States and Puerto Rico. The Company’s various operating units, including collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills, are focused on providing reliable environmental services and solutions for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers.


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