NEW ORLEANS -- Mardi Gras produces days of merriment, indulgence, a few hangovers — and a lot of garbage. Once the parades have passed and the beads have been thrown, the cleanup begins.
This year two New Orleans organizations aimed to change things with a pilot recycling project to collect cans, plastic bottles and that ubiquitous Mardi Gras accessory dangling from fences, trees and balconies: beads.
Recognizing Companies that Operate with Purpose and Incorporate Integrity into the Ecosystems
PHOENIX, February 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) is pleased to announce that the Company has been named one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. Republic is the sole recycling and solid waste services provider to be listed under the Environmental Services category this year.
Company Honored with Gold Class Award, a Ranking Achieved by Only Eight North American Companies
PHOENIX, February 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) is pleased to announce that the Company has been recognized with the Gold Class Award in the recently released 2018 RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook, a comprehensive ranking of the world’s most sustainable companies. Only eight North American companies achieved this top-tier status, and Republic is the sole recycling and solid waste services provider to earn the Gold Class standing.
In the nearly two years since California's commercial organics diversion mandate took effect, it has created unique opportunities for waste and recycling service providers to step outside their comfort zones. For Republic Services, that has meant partnering with food recovery organizations and advising customers about donation potential when conducting waste assessments. Last year, the company facilitated the recovery of more than 300 tons of edible food.
The holidays have come and gone. The lights and decorations are packed away in storage bins ready for next year. With the holiday clutter put away, you may just now be setting up your new television, tablet, computer or other electronic gadget that was on your wish list.
What a pleasure it was presenting to 4th and 5th graders at Washington Middle School in St. Louis, MO this week! We discussed the basics of landfills and recycling. These kids were incredibly inquisitive and engaging. The future is bright. #RepTheStar#Community
Republic Services of Idaho Business Development Manager, Rachel Klein, was recently recognized with the COMPASS-Leadership in Motion Award by the Community Planning Association of Southwestern Idaho. The COMPASS award is given by the mayors and commissioners in the area to deserving professionals and individuals that display leadership and give back to the community.
Republic Services General Manager, Michael Mahoney of the Daly City division recently received the Mayor's Award at the Daly City council meeting at City Hall. The award recognizes a Citizen of the Year, Youth of the Year and Business of the Year for their professional leadership and commitment to give back to the community. The awards were presented during the Daly City Council annual reorganization meeting presented by Mayor Glenn Sylvester.
Republic Services employees came together from the St. Louis, Missouri division to support a toy drive this holiday season and give back to those in need throughout the community. Republic employees and local leadership donated toys, money, and volunteered their time to the annual Toy Drive benefiting the Assistance League of St. Louis. The Assistance League was overwhelmed at the amount of toys Republic employees gathered and donated. The donation made a huge impact in a lot of children’s lives during the holidays.
Republic Services driver, Rick Neatherlin, based in the Bellevue, Wash. area developed a special relationship with a residential customer, Little Isaac Williams of Sammamish, Wash. The little boy is fighting stage 4 cancer. Neatherlin recruited some additional Republic drivers and supervisors to surprise the little boy for Christmas with several trucks and gifts.
Local TV station, King 5, covered this heartwarming story on our driver and the little boy. Watch it here.