Lady Green Miami is a grassroots waste management and janitorial service company currently servicing 1,050+ locations throughout Miami-Dade County. Lady Green was founded in 2010 with a mission to serve our communities by reducing and reusing waste as well as giving back through educational and philanthropic programs. Our mission is to provide waste pickup and janitorial services through sustainable and holistic practices in the workplace and in our homes. Lady Green recognizes the rising environmental challenges and demands that our generation and future ones, are beginning to face. Natural resource depletion is of specific interest because natural resources provide all of the world’s products and services. Our environment and its natural resources are also at risk from the global impacts of climate change.

Lady Green Miami is dedicated to bringing the sustainable factor into today’s waste and cleaning management as we truly believe it significantly benefits the environment, our economy and the quality of life.

MICHELLE SALAS – FOUNDER & PRESIDENT


Michelle founded LGR with a goal to protect the environment and help people and businesses through waste reduction in our communities. Coming from an entrepreneurial family, Michelle always knew she would one day start her own business doing something she is passionate about.

Michelle brings over a decade of management experience, including 7 years of executive management working with top business leaders. Prior to founding LGR, Michelle was part of a successful start-up company that is now a leader in the U.S. for deploying greenhouse gas reduction projects and renewable energy projects. Michelle received a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration in 2007 and later pursued her Master’s in Environmental Studies at Florida International University. During her first year in graduate school, Michelle found much inspiration from her professors, peers and education, that she felt it was time to launch her recycling dream. She decided to fully invest her time and resources into creating her vision. Understanding the real value in education, Michelle continued to ‘sit’ in classes to learn the material without having to pay the cost of tuition.

In her free time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pets as well as training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu on a regular basis. You can catch her training BJJ or teaching self-defense classes at Gracie Barra Doral.

 
 

CHRISTY PERALTA- Managing Partner, Lady Green Cleaning Services

Creating a clean and organized space is a passion and mission for Christy. From the influence of her Caribbean roots, a clean and organized living/working space is a sign of well-being which helps promote healthy living. Combining the passion for cleaning and wellness has always been a priority for Christy. With years of experience in property management, the legal field and a holistic chiropractic wellness center, Christy brings a wealth of experience while adding value to Lady Green’s mission.

Her goal is to maintain a high quality cleaning service that promotes well-being for the clients by using safe and eco-friendly products. On a side note, she’s a huge sports and martial arts fan. Christy and Michelle met while training jiu-jitsu at a Brazilian Jit-jitsu school in Miami and years later, she realized they both had similar goals and passions.


 
 

Kimberly Blanco- Nutritional Gardening & Composting Specialist


Kimberly Blanco is passionate about growing her food. With a Bachelor’s of Arts in Landscape Architecture and a background in sustainable development, she is thrilled to share the benefits of the raised bed planting system. Most recently, she was the Program Coordinator for CROPS (Community-Rooted Organic Produce Services), a collaborative effort between Earth Ethics Institute and Civic Engagement and Democracy at Miami-Dade Community College. Since she started to grow her own food in 2004, she has felt a difference in her body nourishment as well as in her family’s nourishment.

Year after year, large amounts of food are produced with pesticides while simultaneously lacking essential nutrients. Having your own vegetable garden will help improve your health while growing organic, safe and delicious food in your own backyard for you and your family. Raised bed gardens can also be installed in the workplace, as long as there is outdoor space and sufficient sun exposure.

In addition to her green thumb skills, Kimberly has extensive experience with composting and can help get you started with a composting program at the home or office. Nutritional gardening and composting are also fun activities you can do with your family and co-workers. Not only does it promote healthy living and sustainable communities, it’s a fantastic way to connect with nature on a more meaningful level.

 
 

MEENAKSHI CHABBA JERATH- EDUCATION & SCIENCE ADVISOR

Meenakshi conferred a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Zoology from the University of Delhi, India and most recently, conferred another Master’s degree in Environmental Studies in 2012, from Florida International University. She taught Biology and General Science courses in middle schools and high schools in her home country and is currently teaching Environmental Science and Ecology of South Florida courses at Florida International University.

In addition to teaching, Meenakshi currently works at the International Hurricane Research Center at FIU. As a seasoned educator with over 10 years of teaching experience, Meenakshi brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to LGR’s educational programs.


 
 

Raydel Gonzalez- Route Operations Manager


Raydel started working with Lady Green since 2014 and has over 10 years’ experience working in logistics and refuse collection. We are fortunate to have someone with such a strong work ethic and loyalty to the team as well as our mission. Raydel is a great example of what a good person, worker and family man should be. You can catch Raydel in the streets and offices of Miami either supervising, doing waste or recycling pickup collections at a neighborhood near you.

 
 

Alberto Ortega- Route Manager, Northwest & Southwest Region

As Route Manager, Alberto is in charge of refuse and recycling collection operations for the NW and SW region. His previously held positions were in the trucking industry, having been a commercial semi-truck driver for many years. He actively holds a CDL license and is always current on new safety and traffic ordinances of local municipalities. Having joined Lady Green in 2015, Alberto feels right at home and continues to keep our logistics operations safe and efficient.