In Business Las Vegas interviews Bob Coyle, vice president of public affairs and government relations at Republic Services in Southern Nevada, about the company’s operation and its push to expand recycling.
One of the biggest complaints that Coyle receives from customers is, “Why aren’t you expanding the recycling?” and Republic is trying to address this issue. Commissioner Giunchigliani has a recycling committee that she established with members from each city that Republic services in Clark Country. They are looking at what they believe will be the best recommendation for future recycling programs. And, Republic now offers a pilot recycling program throughout Clark County so that every residence gets a large wheeled cart for trash and a large wheeled cart for recycling with a once-a-week trash pickup and once-a-week recyclables pickup. Republic believes the recycling committee and pilot recycling program, along with employee commitment to the program, could help the company moved towards its goal of making recycling the norm.
Coyle also addresses Republic’s acquisition of Evergreen Recycling and why it can be good for consumers to have fewer competitors in the market. Coyle also discusses Republic’s plan to build a power plant in Apex using landfill gas as a fuel.