Western Oregon Composting Facility Named Among Nation’s Best
CORVALLIS, Ore., September 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services of Oregon is pleased to announce that the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has named Republic’s Pacific Region Compost Facility (PRC) the winner of the Silver Excellence Award in the Composting Systems category. The award was presented at SWANA’s annual conference, WASTECON®, today in Baltimore.
Republic Services announced today the Washington County Landfill received the World Class Landfill designation, a rigorous internal program recognizing Republic landfills that display operational excellence and environmental compliance beyond state, local and federal regulations. The Washington County Landfill is the first to be recognized among 190 landfills across the country. To achieve Republic’s World Class Landfill designation, a landfill must receive a 95 percent or higher rating for two consecutive years.
Listed among the world’s top companies for second consecutive year
September 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG), an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste, was named to both the 2017 DJSI World and North America indices for the second consecutive year. Republic is the sole recycling and solid waste collection provider included in the 2017 DJSI Indices. The rankings highlight Republic’s continued leadership in corporate governance, environmental, social and financial sustainability.
Republic Services Northern California team recently hosted a compost give-away event for City of Martinez residents at the Martinez Yacht Club. Republic Services employees along with community partners and volunteers attended the event to support the give-away. Residents were encouraged to bring 5 gallon buckets to fill with the compost material, and were allowed to take up to 30 gallons per household. More than 80 residents attended the event where Republic gave away roughly 20 yards of compost material. The remaining compost was donated to a local community garden in need.
Republic Services of Tucson and Habitat for Humanity recently partnered to make a difference for one local family in need. The Republic Services Tucson Sales team joined forces to paint the exterior of the home, improve the landscape around the home, and work on minor exterior repairs that created significant improvements for the local Tucson family. The project lasted 6 hours, providing the homeowner with a safe and proud place to live.
Republic Services loves to connect with customers and residents in the communities they feel fortunate to serve every day. Recently, Michigan-based residential driver Andy Lewis & Operation Supervisor Kunta Taylor made a surprise birthday visit to a young boy. Jackson is a huge fan of Republic trucks and waits in front of his house for the driver every Monday, so getting to see the truck up close & meeting Andy made it a fantastic 4th birthday.
Republic Services recently supported the fourth annual “Childrenz Challenge”, founded by Scott Vitale in 2013, held at the Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn, MI. The mud-filled 20 obstacle course was designed for children ages 4-13. This year’s course, with the help of Republic Services, featured a 36 foot-long water slide that sent participants into a puddle of mud to cap off the course. Over 2,300 kids ran the course this year. The idea for the event is to inspire and encourage kids to overcome challenges, build confidence and build their self-esteem.
Latest sustainability report reflects important milestones toward company goals and notable recognition for sustainability achievements
PHOENIX, August 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) released today its latest Sustainability Report highlighting many of its most recent achievements. The report represents the Company’s commitment to provide regular reporting on the advancement of its sustainability initiatives.