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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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
Yesterday’s Waste Leads to Tomorrow’s Energy
Republic Services’ landfills aren’t just collecting trash, they can also produce renewable energy. Today, we’re capturing landfill gas and converting it to electricity and fuel. We also are utilizing closed landfills to generate solar electricity. Through these efforts, we’re converting previously unused resources into power for homes, businesses and vehicles – including our own collection...
Feb 20, 2019 1:00 PM ET
Out With the Old Gadgets, in With the New: How to Recycle E-waste
If Santa brought you a new phone or tablet this holiday season, or you couldn’t resist the sale price on a 70-inch TV, you might be wondering what to do with your old electronics.  You’re not alone. Overall, Americans get rid of 7 million tons of old electronics – or “e-waste” – each year. That adds up to about 42 pounds per person! What does e-waste include? ...
Jan 15, 2019 4:00 PM ET
Spring Cleaning Tricks of the Trade
In most parts of the country, the sun is finally peeking out from behind the clouds, the air is warmer yet still offers a sweet breeze or calming chill, and homeowners eagerly open up windows and begin packing away signs of winter. It is the wonderful time of the year when spring cleaning occurs. More than 70 percent of American households say they engage in spring cleaning. It can be both...
Mar 20, 2018 11:00 AM ET