When setting your clocks forward for Daylight Savings, remember to change those batteries in your smoke detectors and light bulbs that need replacing.
Daylight Savings is a smart time for businesses to replace batteries in fire alarms, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as replacing fluorescent light bulbs and lighting ballasts. Republic Services offers two simple solutions for businesses to discard items that contain mercury, lead or other hazardous materials that should not be thrown away with regular waste.
Republic Services is pleased to announce the winners of the first National Truck ROAD-EO Competition, which was held on March 2nd in Phoenix, Arizona. The ROAD-EO involved Republic’s 50 top drivers and technicians--among 15,000 nationwide--who earned the opportunity to compete in the national championship by winning their respective local and area competitions. The competition involved a series of driving and diagnostic tests in challenging scenarios, in order to determine national champions in five distinct categories.
Fifty Drivers and Technicians Compete to Determine the Best-of-the-Best
PHOENIX, March 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) celebrated its industry leading safety program by hosting its first national championship truck ROAD-EO competition, a rigorous skills competition for Republic’s top drivers and technicians from across the country. The competition involves a series of driving and diagnostic tests in challenging scenarios, in order to determine national champions in five distinct categories.
In partnership with Republic Services of Boise, Ken Pierson-a local volunteer-has made a difference in the lives of dozens of Treasure Valley families by helping to repair and restore bicycles that have been diverted from the landfill to provide to families and children in need at the Boys and Girls Club and the Agency for New Americans.
Each month, fifth grade students at Potter's Hand Christian School in San Angelo, Texas choose to be a blessing to someone in the community or organize a mission project. This month, they chose to send care packages to Republic Services drivers, filled with goodies, handwritten notes and bibles for each driver. As a "thank you," the drivers paid a visit to the school, letting students sit inside the trucks and answering questions.
Did you know that at the Zappos.com headquarters in downtown Las Vegas, they have a clever office recycling program? They removed individual trash cans that were once placed at each of their 2,000 desks to improve recycling habits. Recycling bins are spread throughout the building, including in all open-office spaces and break-rooms on each floor. This effort has encouraged employees to properly sort waste at the recycling stations on each floor, which has successfully decreased waste and increased recycling efforts in the workplace.
In many cases, landfills constitute a renewable energy source. By applying advances in technology, Republic Services harnesses energy from yesterday’s waste and converts it to meet tomorrow’s energy needs.
At Sunshine Canyon Landfill, near Los Angeles, CA, Republic introduced another renewable energy project. This 20-megawatt renewable energy project is capable of generating enough electricity to power nearly 25,000 area homes.
Serving Republic’s 14 million customers goes beyond handling their recycling and waste needs. Service is about being a Good Neighbor to the communities where we live, work and raise families. Whether Republic employees are volunteering or donating their time or resources, their willingness to give back is yet another way they make a difference in the community.
Organics represents another sustainable solution for an evolving waste stream. According to the EPA, food waste is the second largest category of municipal solid waste sent to the nation’s landfills, accounting for approximately 18% of the overall waste stream. Together with yard waste, organic materials represent nearly 30% of what Americans throw away each day. Diverting food and yard waste can help conserve limited landfill space for materials that must be landfilled, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the decomposition of organics within landfills.