Materials Management: Recycling Partnerships

Jun 11, 2015 12:45 PM ET

We believe in empowering our customers and communities to do the right thing. This means providing effortless recycling solutions at their homes or businesses, and creating a sustained impact through public education and awareness. We partner with major retailers, professional sports franchises, universities, and others who are as committed to protecting our Blue Planet as we are, and who believe in leading by example. Together, we have incredible reach and vast opportunity to increase recycling participation across the country, from shopping centers to stadiums and tourist destinations to classrooms.

University of Nevada – Las Vegas
 Game Day Challenge

Republic’s Game Day Challenge partnership is a national competition among approximately 75 universities and colleges. The University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV) involves education and awareness initiatives that enable each fan to recycle nearly one pound of material per home game. It is a winning combination. UNLV ranks first in the Mountain West Conference and second in the nation in Game Day Challenge recycling. Republic and UNLV also team up throughout the year to increase recycling participation on campus, generating approximately 750 tons of recycled material per year.

Three Cheers for the Blue Team
We partner with the Buffalo Bills in an effort to make Ralph Wilson Stadium a zero waste facility. During home games, the Buffalo Bills and Republic Services’ Blue Team distribute complimentary blue recycling bags and black garbage bags to tailgaters to help keep their spaces clean. In 2014, the carbon emissions benefits from this team effort were equal to saving 12,500 gallons of gasoline, which would have been used to support the manufacturing and transportation of virgin materials.

Some of the other sports teams we work with include the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets, Portland Trailblazers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Indianapolis Colts, San Jose Sharks, Loyola Marymount University and the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

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About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through its subsidiaries, Republic's collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for their commercial, industrial, municipal, residential and oilfield customers. We'll handle it from here.™, the brand's tagline, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue Planet™ for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world. For more information, visit the Republic Services website at "Like" Republic on Facebook at and follow on Twitter @RepublicService.