Beyond the Blue

Beyond the Blue

“Beyond the Blue” gives readers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the operations, innovations, and people at Republic Services. This blog will explore what happens to trash after it leaves your curbside container, how landfills can be a source for renewable energy, our sustainability work with major sporting venues and iconic resorts and hotels, the intricate process of recovering oil from exploration and production waste, configured products and solutions for our customers, tips for environmentally responsible living, and more.

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Don’t Lose Sleep Over How to Recycle Your Mattress
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...
Mar 5, 2020 1:25 PM ET
At the Head of the Class – Designing a Waste Collection Truck of the Future
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. With a fleet of 16,000 trucks, we frequently partner with leading manufacturers like Mack, Peterbilt, Dover and McNeilus on innovation. We also know that when it...
Mar 3, 2020 11:50 AM ET
Eco-Friendly Ways to Celebrate National Love Your Pet Day
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...
Feb 20, 2020 9:00 AM ET
Hot Tips for Keeping Our Communities – Especially Children – Safe
Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of summer, which means school is out and more kids are playing outside in their neighborhoods. We know our big blue trucks and our drivers have many young fans along their routes, so it’s especially important to keep everyone safe around our collection vehicles during this time of year Safety is our top priority at Republic Services. Our truck...
Jun 10, 2019 1:00 PM ET
ROAD-EO National Championship Crowns the Best of the Best
ISM Raceway is the site of many fierce competitions, with the best drivers facing off in NASCAR and IndyCar races. Republic Services also brought its best drivers to ISM – along with its best operators and technicians – for the company’s ROAD-EO National Championship.  Two skills courses were set up just outside the Arizona racetrack’s famed oval – one for Collection trucks and the...
Apr 3, 2019 10:00 AM ET