Republic Services Continues Its Commitment To Planet-Friendly Operations
Company Recycled 4.5 Million tons of Material in 2012
PHOENIX, April 22, 2013
PHOENIX, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG),
one of the nation's largest recycling companies, is committed to employing the
best environmental practices as it expands the Company's recycling operations.
Recycling plays a critical role in creating a sustainable future and Republic
is proactively expanding and modernizing its infrastructure across the U.S. so
more people and communities can participate in this valuable environmental
In 2012, the Company made improvements at three existing materials recovery
facilities (MRFs), opened a new facility in Jacksonville, Florida, and broke
ground on a new single-stream facility in Dallas.
In 2013, Republic is expanding its recycling capabilities and meeting customer
needs through its investment in three to five existing markets. This includes
a retrofitted MRF in Oberlin, Ohio, which boasts advanced technology including
magnets, screens and optical scanners that separate, sort and process
newspaper, aluminum, plastic containers, wood, glass and steel before they are
shipped out for reuse.
Republic Services owns 71 MRFs and recycled more than 4.5 million tons of
material in 2012.
"We take our role as stewards of the environment seriously and have been a
leader in creating sustainable practices that address the needs of our
customers," said Pete Keller, vice president recycling and customer solutions.
"Republic's investment in these projects is evidence of our commitment to
environmental responsibility every day, not just Earth Day."
Republic's additional efforts that demonstrate its commitment to
sustainability and to improving the environment include:
oOperating 1,300 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles out of our total
15,000-vehicle collection fleet. We expect the natural gas share of our
fleet to grow to 20 percent by 2016.
oProviding long-term economic and environmental benefits through innovative
uses for the gas produced in landfills. Captured landfill gas at 69 of our
landfills can be sold for use as heat or fuel, or be converted and sold on
the energy market as a renewable power.
oIncreasing renewable energy output at its landfill in San Antonio, Texas
with a first-of-its-kind closure system that generates solar energy.
Including the existing landfill gas system, the energy produced by the two
fully-operational systems, continuously create about nine megawatts of
power – enough to power 5,500 area homes.
oTransforming its closed landfill near Atlanta into a commercial scale,
solar energy-generating facility with the world's largest landfill solar
energy cap. Gas from the landfill is used to supply electricity, steam and
chilled water to a world-famous, Atlanta-based beverage processing
About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. is an industry leader in the U.S. non-hazardous solid
waste industry. Through its subsidiaries, Republic's collection companies,
transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills focus on providing reliable
environmental services and solutions for commercial, industrial, municipal and
residential customers. Republic and its employees believe in protecting the
planet and applying common sense solutions to customers' waste and recycling
challenges. For more information, visit the Republic website at
SOURCE Republic Services, Inc.
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