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Republic Services General Manager Gives Back to the Community He Loves

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Across the nation, our team members are doing their part each and every day to continue to provide service to our customers and keep communities clean. In Great Falls, Montana, General Manager Mike C. is purchasing meals from local businesses (many also are Republic customers) as a thank you to employees for their significant contributions.

It’s a win-win as our employees stay nourished and healthy, and local businesses that we serve are supported during a difficult time.

Mike is also organizing food collection drives for local food pantries.

Don’t Lose Sleep Over How to Recycle Your Mattress

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Unless you’re a magician, your old mattress likely won’t fit in your curbside recycling bin. Even if it could, it definitely doesn’t belong there. The good news is – you can recycle it!

About 80% of the materials in a mattress are recyclable; however, we toss out about 15 to 20 million mattresses yearly in the U.S., each taking up about 40 cubic feet of space in a landfill¹.

Here are some good options to dispose of a mattress responsibly. 

At the Head of the Class – Designing a Waste Collection Truck of the Future

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There are multiple paths to innovation, especially when it comes to technology. At Republic, our vision is to be America’s preferred waste and recycling partner – and to do this, innovation is not a nice-to-have – it’s a must.

Eco-Friendly Ways to Celebrate National Love Your Pet Day

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February 20 is National Love Your Pet Day. It’s another reason to shower our pets with attention and, with Earth Day approaching, consider eco-friendly ways to recycle and repurpose the pet products we’ve accumulated for Fido and Whiskers. 

Including the bowls, beds, toys, food and treats, our pets, like us, tend to use a lot of products. Once these items have reached the point of no return – what’s the right way to get rid of them? Here are some common pet items that do and do not belong in your recycle bin:

Do Recycle:

The Love Me Nots of Valentine’s Day Recycling

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As our national day of love approaches, you’re probably thinking about what and how you’ll express your affection on Valentine’s Day. In fact, Americans are expected to spend a record $20.7 billion this Valentine’s Day¹ – that’s a lot of love. While it’s exciting to give and receive gifts of the heart – V Day, like most holidays, creates a lot of excess waste.

Fancy décor, flowers, cards, candy wrappers and gift boxes create a recycling and waste bin dilemma  – what’s recyclable and what’s not? Here are some recycling Love Me’s (recyclables) and Love Me Nots (non-recyclables).

What is Precycling?

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If recycling had a best friend, it would be precycling. Precycling is about reducing your impact on what goes into the waste stream by purchasing and using items that are unpackaged, reusable or recycled. It has also been referred to as a low-waste lifestyle.

Precycling or adopting a low-waste lifestyle doesn’t happen overnight. It takes intention and practice. Here are some baby steps to get you started.

Foundation Awards 24 National Neighborhood Promise® Grants for 2020

Republic Services Charitable Foundation partners with local nonprofits to support critical neighborhood revitalization projects
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PHOENIX, February 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The Republic Services Charitable Foundation announced today that it has awarded 24 National Neighborhood Promise® grants for 2020, which will fund neighborhood revitalization projects around the country in areas where Republic Services customers and employees live and work. Projects include renovations to local schools and community centers that provide healthy and safe spaces for youth, home repairs for veterans and seniors, and beautification efforts including landscaping and garden beds in public spaces.

Republic Services Recognized on CDP "A List" for Taking Lead on Climate Change

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PHOENIX, January 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) announced today that CDP, the global environmental impact nonprofit, named the Company to the prestigious Climate "A List" for its science-based goals, strategies and actions to lower greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate risks. 

National Neighborhood Promise Year in Review: 23 Projects, $2 Million in Grants

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It’s been said that charity starts at home, and for Republic Services, that means helping make a difference in the neighborhoods where our employees live and work. 

One year ago, we launched a charitable giving program to help transform neighborhoods across the nation. Since that time, we’ve donated more than $2 million to support 23 neighborhood revitalization projects.

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