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Sustainability in Action

Protecting our people, our communities and the environment.

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12017 baseline year

2Absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions

3SBTi is a partnership among CDP, the U.N. Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Our Sustainability Journey

See how our leadership in environmental services and sustainability has progressed over the past three decades.

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  • Company sets a foundation of environmentally responsible operations.
  • Compressed natural gas trucks put into operation, reducing fleet emissions.
  • First landfill renewable natural gas collection and processing plant in operation (McCarty Landfill).
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  • Merger with Allied Waste forms one of nation's largest environmental services providers.
  • Programs to harness landfill gas to generate renewable natural gas (RNG) begin.
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  • Release of first Sustainability Report, outlining sustainability platform and goals.
  • Named to DJSI and CDP A List for the first time.
  • Charitable Foundation and National Neighborhood Promise™ launch.
  • Recycling operations expand with acquisition of ReCommunity.
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  • With original goals achieved, Republic Services unveils 2030 Sustainability Goals aligned with U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Emission reduction target approved by SBTi, an industry first.
  • Mack LR electric collection truck begins testing.
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  • Announcement of Polymer Center, nation's first integrated plastics recycling facility.
  • $2.2B acquisition of US Ecology creates industry's broadest set of product and service offerings.
  • Launches joint venture with BP to develop portfolio of landfill RNG projects.
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  • First fully integrated electric collection truck with McNeilus. Republic estimates that 50% of truck purchase will be EV by 2028.
  • Republic opens first Polymer Center, the first in a planned network of integrated plastics recycling facilities.

Measuring Impact

Our sustainable actions are leading to real world outcomes

2022 Figures

9%GHG emissions reduction since 2017

5MTons processed in recycling centers

2BPounds of organics processed

85Employee engagement score

47%Ethnic diversity

Sustainability Spotlight

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Accelerating Innovation

Republic Services is significantly scaling up our electric truck fleet with a long-term agreement with McNeilus. In early 2023, we announced the industry's first fully integrated electric collection truck, and prototypes will begin operating this year.

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See how our recycling guidelines simplify and encourage action.

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Awards and Recognition

We're proud to be consistently recognized for our commitments and actions.