Waste Watch Program -- Manatee County, Fla.

Local law enforcement and emergency officials now have some additional help in protecting the neighborhoods of Manatee County, Fla. following the launch of Waste Management's community safety program Waste Watch. Through this program, Waste Management drivers will act as an extra set of eyes and ears for local police, fire department, and emergency services and report any suspicious activity they witness during their routes. Waste Management partners with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office and City of Holmes Beach, Longboat Key, and Palmetto Police Departments. "We are pleased to partner with Waste Management on this crime prevention program," said Sheriff Brad Steube. "This type of neighborhood watch initiative will enhance the safety of Manatee County communities and provide law enforcement officers with an extra set of eyes on the street to protect our neighborhoods and our citizens."