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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Responsible Production & Consumption

Are Takeout Containers Recyclable?
We love to order takeout food, especially nowadays with so many of us spending more time at home. But with all those orders come a lot of plastic bags, containers, utensils, etc. and not all of it can go into your recycling bin.

Environment

The Importance of Recycling During a Pandemic
Just about everything is shipped in a paper box including vital medical supplies and everyday items you buy at the grocery store. It’s also why recycling paper products and cardboard boxes has become even more critical to ensure there’s enough...

Environment

What to do When Your Grocery Store Says “No Thanks” to Your Reusable Bag
Using your own reusable bag at the grocery store is a less wasteful practice that many Americans have adopted to reduce the use of plastic bags. However, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, reusable bags are being shunned at some grocery...

Environment

Doing Your Recycling Best During COVID-19
We’ve all been staying at home the past few weeks with very good reason – preventing the spread of COVID-19. During this time, you probably are generating more waste, particularly food and beverage packaging, takeout containers and cardboard boxes.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Don’t Lose Sleep Over How to Recycle Your Mattress
It doesn’t happen very often, but there usually comes a time when you need a new mattress. So, what’s the right way to discard your old one? Read on for the details and rest easy!

Innovation & Technology

At the Head of the Class – Designing a Waste Collection Truck of the Future
Thinking about what’s possible and what’s next is crucial to innovating. To help us design the waste-collection truck of the future, we enlisted the help of students at Arizona State University and the University of Southern California.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

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.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

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

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

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.

Environment

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 trucks.

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