waste management

How China's Crackdown on Scrap Imports Hits Recycling

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Republic Services President and Chief Executive Officer Don Slager discusses the impact of China's crackdown on scrap-material imports on the solid waste and recycling industry with Bloomberg's Ed Hammond on "Bloomberg Markets: The Close." (Source: Bloomberg).

Watch the interview here.

Simple Tips to Make the Holiday Season More Environmentally Friendly

80 percent of what is thrown away during the holidays can be recycled or repurposed
Press Release

PHOENIX, November 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ – With parties, decorations, gift giving and travel, Americans generate 25 percent more waste than average between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day – equating to almost 1,000 pounds of trash per household. However, roughly 80 percent of what is thrown away during the holidays can be recycled or repurposed, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The experts at Republic Services, an industry leader in U.S.

Become a Better Recycler This America Recycles Day

Republic Services® offers tips to reduce contamination over the holiday season
Press Release

PHOENIX, November 15, 2018/3BL Media/ – Republic Services, an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal, is celebrating America Recycles Day by offering simple tips to help consumers be better recyclers.

Recycling Business Model Getting Trashed

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The recycling business model is "broken" according to the CEO of waste management company Republic Services, but the company is still beating the market thanks to its trash business. Jane Wells reports on how consumers are contaminating recycling and causing issues for the industry.

Watch on CNBC.

Republic Services Recycling Simplified on Go Green Radio with Jill Buck

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For years, the United States sold materials for China to be recycled, but with changes to environmental standards required for purchased materials (the "China Sword") recycling programs stateside are in transition. Republic Services' Marek Crabbs and Alberto Guardado spoke with Jill Buck for Go Green Radio about "Recycling Simplified," a program designed to help customers understand what these new regulations mean for curbside recycling and where we go from here.

Fleet Efficiency

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With the 7th largest fleet in the nation, we know it’s important for us to continuously leverage technology to reduce emissions and optimize collections while also increasing efficiency and improving safety. These solutions are making a difference in our daily operations and helping to decrease our carbon footprint.

5 Things You Shouldn't Recycle

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While many of us have the best intentions about recycling, we aren’t always doing it right. For example, the clothes hangers that came with the new outfit you bought may be made of plastic, but that doesn’t mean they’re recyclable. 

Many people will toss items like this in their recycling bin, hoping they can be recycled. In the industry, this is referred to as “aspirational recycling” or “wish-cycling.” But these items become contaminants in the recycling stream. One contaminant can lead to an entire truckload of perfectly recyclable items being sent to a landfill. 

From Treatment to Prevention - Shifting Focus of Reporting on Waste

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Businesses have a direct influence on the production of their goods and play a major role in reducing waste generation. Updating the GRI disclosures on waste will emphasize ‘prevent’ over ‘treat’.

Republic Services® Expands Natural Gas-Powered Fleet Serving Greater Denver Area

More than half of its Colorado fleet now powered by the domestic fuel source
Press Release

DENVER, August 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services® announced today the addition of 17 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Denver area. The CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the total number of natural gas vehicles operated by the Company throughout Colorado to 108.

Kimberly-Clark Recognized at SBA Singapore for its Commitment to Sustainable Business

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Kimberly-Clark and its employees in Asia Pacific received two honors at the Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) Singapore for its sustainable business best-practices in the areas of waste productivity and water management.

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