Partnering with customers to create a more sustainable world.

For decades, Republic Services has been a trusted partner for sustainable recycling and waste solutions. Today, we’re a leader in environmental services.

At A Glance

Our focus on safety, environmental compliance and best-in-class customer service enables us to effectively meet the needs of our customers and build long-lasting relationships.

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14.9B 41K
dollars in revenue in 2023 employees
94% 13M
customer retention customers
5M 17K
average daily pickups trucks
74 5M
recycling centers tons of materials processed in recycling centers
Our Rich History

1996-1999: Republic Services finds its roots and lists on the NYSE

  • Before we were Republic Services, we were Republic Waste Industries and then Republic Industries, born from a rich history of strategic mergers and acquisitions in the 20 years prior. In 1996, we incorporated as Republic Services.
  • Republic Services began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RSG) on July 1, 1998.
  • Allied Waste, a company we later merged with, bought industry-giant Browning-Ferris Industries, better known as BFI, in 1999.

2000-2008: Republic Services receives major recognition and completes merger

  • Forbes Magazine named Republic Services among its Best Managed Companies in 2003. This was the first of many third-party recognitions.
  • Republic Services formed the Employee Relief Fund in 2005. In more recent years, this internal effort was followed by the launch of the Charitable Foundation and the National Neighborhood Promise™ initiative, which are designed to support the communities where our employees live and work.
  • In 2008, Republic Services and Allied Waste merged, bringing our headquarters from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Phoenix, Arizona.

2009-2014: Republic Services advanced commitments to safety and sustainability

  • Our number-one priority is safety, and we continue to outperform the industry average according to OSHA. Republic Services drivers won their first National Waste and Recycling Association’s Driver and Operator of the Year awards in 2009 and have continued to do so every year since.
  • Republic Services created One Fleet, a best-in-class fleet standardization program for truck maintenance.
  • Building on years of prioritizing inclusion and diversity throughout our Company, Republic Services established MOSAIC (Mission of Supporting an Inclusive Culture) in 2013 to bring employees of different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives together.
  • In 2014, we announced our sustainability commitments and set time-bound goals around safety, talent, climate leadership and communities. Each year, in our annual Sustainability Report, we provide an update on progress toward our newer, ambitious goals, highlight our efforts in environmental and social leadership, and share notable third-party recognitions and awards.

2015-2023: Republic Services expands to environmental solutions and sets electrification strategy

  • Through the acquisitions of leading environmental solutions providers, Republic Services significantly expanded our Environmental Solutions offerings. This has allowed us to deliver sustainable energy, manufacturing, and industrial solutions to our customers.
  • Republic Services hosted our inaugural ROAD-EO National Championship in Phoenix in 2017.
  • In 2021, Republic Services opens the Technical Institute, illustrating our long-term investment in talent development.
  • First fully integrated electric collection truck rolled out in partnership with McNeilus in 2023. Republic Services commits to making 50% of all truck purchases EVs by 2028.
  • Launches joint venture with BP to develop portfolio of landfill RNG Projects.
  • Opens first Polymer Center, the first in a planned network of integrated plastics recycling facilities.
Our Values

Partnering with customers to create a more sustainable world.

Our Values

Committed to Serve
Environmentally Responsible

Meet Our Leadership

Our leadership team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our company.


Our Commitment to Sustainability Runs Deep

As a leader in the environmental services industry, Republic Services plays a vital role in making the planet a better place today and for future generations.

Elements of Sustainability

Our dedication to sustainability guides our actions every day. From helping customers meet their sustainability goals to delivering services and solutions for a more sustainable world, these key elements are deeply integrated into everything we do.



Climate Leadership


Sustainability Stats

73 renewable energy projects

65 landfill gas-to-energy, 8 solar projects

5M tons of recyclables processed

Heavier than 13 Empire State Buildings

3,400 trucks powered by renewable natural gas

20% of our fleet

1.4M hours of safety training

28% safer than industry average

3.5M people positively impacted through charitable giving

825 charitable grants awarded

47% racial/ethnic diversity

85 Employee engagement score

2B pounds of organics recycled

Equivalent to removing 22,000 cars from the road

Leading the Way in Environmental Services


Partnering with our customers, we provide sustainable solutions that make businesses more efficient while taking care of the planet – and protecting their bottom line.


Awards and Recognition

A Single Source. A World of Sustainable Solutions

In 2022, Republic Services acquired several legacy environmental services providers including US Ecology and ACV Enviro. As one combined, single-source provider, we can now offer our customers the most comprehensive set of Environmental Solutions, including waste treatment and disposal, field and industrial services, E&P services and emergency response.

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