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Learn more about the 200-plus businesses who help protect and preserve our environment by participating in the Green Business Partnership. Click on a business name (below) to read more details. Narrow down your search by using the dropdown menu to select businesses by category or by choosing a letter from the alphabet.

Siesta Key Hardware & Garden Inc.

Since 1972, the Siesta Key Hardware has provided hardware items for Siesta Key residents and visitors. The store offers a range of products, including fishing equipment, beach supplies, office supplies, and more. Siesta Key Hardware and Garden is a warm and inviting establishment, where staff are knowledgable, friendly and eager to assist customers.

Siesta Key Hardware and Garden has implemented a number of green measures. Recently, most T-12 fluorescent lighting was updated'to T-8 lamps with electronic ballasts. Typically, T-8 systems consume up to 40% less energy than conventional T-12 systems. The'majority of'shipments and inventory are received in reusable totes and containers. Plastic bags from shipping are set aside and given to customers with dogs to reuse as quotequoteclean-upquotequote bags. Excess older shelving'is donated locally to Habitat to Humanity. Shipping pallets are given to a local artist on the Key who makes attractive furniture from reclaimed wood, which is then resold in Siesta Key Hardware. Paper usage is reduced by processing invoices and statements electronically. Inventory is managed electronically. Customers are encouraged to skip a bag when possible, or bring their reusable bag. Carpooling is encouraged, and a staff member bicycles to work, regularly. Owners are always looking for more ways to be environmentally responsible.

In February 2013, Siesta Key Hardware and Garden sponsored a special'event open to residents, encouraging proper disposal of household chemicals and electronics. Sarasota County's mobile Household Chemical Collection'and Electronic Waste Collection Program collected aerosol cans, paint, cleaners, propane cylinders, fluorescent bulbs, computers and televisions.'61 residents of Siesta Key participated, and'4743 lbs (net weight) of chemicals and electronics were'collected.

Household harzardous waste collection - March 2015
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