Jeff D’Adamo

R3 Recycling Makes Going Back to School Beautiful for Samaritan Center for Young Boys & Families

County Contractor Provides Donation to Complete Landscaping Project for New School in Stuart

Palm City, Fla (Aug. 14, 2012) – When the Samaritan Center for Young Boys & Families began construction on
its new school set to open in the fall, they never expected a landscaping crisis would lead to a new

For any new construction project in Martin County, a landscaping element is required. With ongoing
construction efforts and rising costs for the new Seymour St. John Learning and Activity Center, funds
were allocated to various areas before mulch could be purchased. Newly planted flowers and bushes
remained exposed in the barren sand. R3 Recycling, a local environmental company based out at the
Martin County Transfer Station in Palm City, heard about the Samaritan Center’s dilemma and
immediately offered to help.

“It was a natural fit for us to jump in and assist the Samaritan Center,” said Jeff D’Adamo, Vice President
of R3 Recycling. R3 is the subcontractor to Martin County responsible for separating and recycling
waste, as well as grinding vegetative waste for reuse. Jeff and his business partner (and brother) Justin
were able to grind vegetative waste into mulch and coordinate the delivery of truckloads of mulch – lining
the roadway with the much-needed donated material.

“Justin and I have been working to become more actively involved in the community since our contract
with Martin County began,” D’Adamo said. “Being able to assist the Samaritan Center by helping to
defray the costs of their landscaping needs, while beautifying the new facility at the same time, was a no
brainer for us,” added D’Adamo.

The mountains of mulch were received by delighted Samaritan Center staff and board members.
“It’s a great example of how contributions of all kinds can ease the financial challenges of non-profit
organizations like ours,” said Amy Christensen, Community Development Director for the Samaritan
Center. “Something as simple as the donation of mulch enables us to direct funds to better provide
services for our young boys.

As a result of R3’s donation to the Samaritan Center’s project, the driveway leading to and from the
Center is now complete and looks beautiful. “We can offer similar support to other non-profit
organizations and are committed to being a good neighbor and community partner in Martin County,”
D’Adamo said.

About R3 Recycling
R3 Recycling, an environmental services company, operates the construction and demolition recycling
facility at Martin County’s Transfer Station facility, which handles approximately 35,000 tons of
construction and demolition debris annually. R3 also takes in, separates, grinds, and disposes for
beneficial reuse, approximately 60,000 tons of vegetative waste that is transported to the Martin County
facility each year. R3 has been grinding Florida green waste and hardwoods for more than 20 years and
has developed in-depth expertise in processing high volumes of the softwood and palm frond material
commonplace in Florida. For more about R3, visit

About Samaritan Center for Young Boys & Families
For more than 40 years, the Samaritan Center for Young Boys & Families has served boys and their
families in our community. The mission of the Samaritan Center for Young Boys & Families is to provide a
Christian, residential, early intervention program for boys and families in trouble. To learn more about
how you can make a positive difference in the life of a boy and his family or to attend parenting classes,
contact Amy Christensen, community development director, at 772-287-4123 ext. 203. Samaritan Center
for Young Boys & Families is a 501(C) (3) not-for-profit organization.