Today, more than ever, people understand the need to intelligently manage waste. For a growing percentage of the population, this means looking for more opportunities to reduce, reuse and recycle. Individuals in communities that we serve can recycle in a number of ways. In some cases, we offer recycling drop-off locations. In others, curbside home collection is available. Businesses can also find out about our available commercial recycling capabilities whether they have one location or hundreds.Recycling—Materials Recovery Facilities
Republic is one of America’s largest recyclers. We have 78 materials recovery facilities and other recycling operations. These facilities sort recyclable paper, cardboard, aluminum, glass and other materials. Most of these recyclable materials are internally collected by our residential collection operations. In some areas, we receive commercial and industrial solid waste that is sorted at our facilities into recyclable materials and non-recyclable waste. The recyclable materials are salvaged, repackaged and shipped to third parties, and the non-recyclable waste is disposed of. Last year, Republic Services recycled more than 3.5 million tons of material. This metal, glass, plastic and paper is equal to 23 pounds for every man, woman and child in the United States. Recycling the paper products alone is equivalent to saving 23 million trees.
Our residential customers are serviced with automated curbside collection for their recycling needs. Republic Services uses a single-sort approach to recycling where the resident simply places all their recyclables into a wheeled cart with a hinged lid. Collection occurs every other week on the same day that garbage is serviced.
Republic Services has teamed up with RecycleBank
! Your residential recycling cart is equipped with an RFID tag that is synced with your home address. Households can earn hundreds of dollars a year in rewards that can be redeemed at local and national businesses.
Here's how it works:
Place all your recyclable materials into your recycling cart for curbside pick up.
The Republic Services Single-Sort Recycling Cart has an identification tag that is recorded by the recycling truck.
The amount recycled is converted to RecycleBank Points, which can be used to order rewards. Please visit www.Recyclebank.com to see a full listing of rewards partners in your area!
Republic Services of Minnesota is a proud member of the "Up on Green" program.HAZARDOUS WASTE
Below are examples of the types of items designated as hazardous and CANNOT be accepted in your regular trash.
- Brake Fluid
- Cleaning Solvents
- Driveway Sealers/Tars
- Fluorescent Light Bulbs
- Glues/Cements/Solvent Based Adhesives
- Gas/Kerosene Fuels
- Motor Oil
- Oil Filters
- All Paint
- Oven Cleaners
- Pool Chemicals
- Railroad Ties
- Wood Preservatives
If you would like to legally dispose of the above mentioned hazardous items, call or visit your counties' office website for disposal information.