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Republic Services’ Newton County Landfill Wins 2010 US EPA Project Of The Year Award
 
BROOK, Ind.—January 20, 2011—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) selected the Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) Newton County Landfill gas-to-energy project (LFGTE) as a LFGTE Project of the Year for 2010. A company representative accepted the award at EPA’s 14th Annual LMOP Conference and Project Expo in Baltimore, Maryland.

Each year, EPA recognizes the latest accomplishments of landfill methane projects that have reduced emissions of methane and created renewable energy. LMOP acknowledges the projects for excellence in innovation and creativity, success in promoting project development, and achieving environmental and economic benefits. These projects overcame barriers, created jobs, and applied innovative technology, creating a new source of renewable energy to benefit the local community.

“This project is an example of true sustainability,” said Terry Zona, general manager, Republic Services. “Recycled landfill gas provides energy to INIG’s plant that uses 100 percent recycled raw material that it transforms into new useful egg cartons.”

Urban Forest Recyclers, the first tenant in a brand new Renewable Energy Park that was purposefully located near the local landfill, relies solely on landfill gas to dry the egg cartons it manufacturers from recycled materials.

The benefit of this clean energy project is equivalent to planting more than 20,000 acres of pine or fir forests or removing 18,000 motor vehicles from the road. When the project is at optimal operating levels it will produce almost 800 standard-cubic-feet per minute.

The Newton County Landfill is a major employer and community supporter. The company converted an abandoned factory in Morocco into a customer support center employing 112 county residents. Through the landfill’s good neighbor agreement, Republic has contributed to parks and recreation facilities, public safety and government facilities.


About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. provides recycling and solid waste collection, transfer and disposal services across the United States and Puerto Rico.  The company’s various operating units, including collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills, are focused on providing reliable environmental services and solutions for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers.  For more information, visit the Republic Services website at www.republicservices.com.

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