Media Resources

We believe everyone can make a difference in their communities by becoming better recyclers. Below are some resources you can use to help spread the message.

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Includes photography, graphics and illustrations that help to educate readers and viewers about the do's and don'ts of recycling.

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An HD video that includes footage of recycling centers, recycling best practices and recycling services that can easily be integrated into your stories to tell more compelling stories about recycling basics.

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Recent Coverage

Recycling During the Holidays

(Bloomberg TV, Dec. 30, 2019)

Cutting Down on Christmas Waste

(NBC News Channel, Dec. 24, 2019)

Cut down on holiday waste with these recycling tips

(NBC News, Dec. 11, 2019)

Recycling Rethink: What to Do with Trash Now That China Won’t Take It

(Wall Street Journal, Dec. 19, 2019)

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Recycle Gift Wrap

(Reader’s Digest, Dec. 18, 2019)

Republic Services CEO on the cardboard crisis the US is facing

(CNBC, Dec. 6, 2019)

This is how your holiday shopping trips will change in 2019

(USA Today, Dec. 3, 2019)

The ‘Amazon effect’ is flooding a struggling recycling system with cardboard

(The Verge, Dec. 2, 2019)

How to recycle holiday wrapping paper and what to know about disposing of glittery gift wrap

(Mic, Nov. 29, 2019)

Are You an Aspirational Recycler? Here's 9 Things You Actually Can't Recycle

(Discover Magazine, Nov. 20, 2019)

No pizza boxes, batteries or shredded paper — fix your recycling sins

(Marketwatch, Nov. 16, 2019)

How China transformed U.S. recycling

(The Hill, Nov. 16, 2019)

Declutter Your Home, Don’t Trash the Earth: 5 Things You Can Recycle Right Now

(, Nov. 15, 2019)

Take Residents Back to School on Recycling

(ICMA, Nov. 15, 2019)

Recycling Explained! Learn About Upcycling, Downcycling & Pre-Cycling

(The List TV, Nov. 13, 2019)

Here’s What Really Happens to Recycled Plastic

(Reader’s Digest, Nov. 7, 2019)

Is It Time To Ban Halloween Candy?

(HuffPost, Oct. 29, 2019)

How to Properly Recycle Your Electronic Waste

(The List TV, Oct. 14, 2019)

Climate change is hot — and there are plenty of free resources for schools

(Education Dive, Oct. 2, 2019)

3 Important Things to Know Before Recycling

(The List TV, Sept. 27, 2019)

Recycling in Chicagoland: We’re doing it wrong and soon it’ll cost more

(WGN-TV, July 1, 2019)

Drink Makers Seek More Recycled Plastic

(Wall Street Journal, June 30, 2019)

This Is What Happens When You Put the Wrong Thing in the Recycling Bin

(Reader’s Digest, June 24, 2019)

Recycling Tips: How To Avoid Throwing The Wrong Stuff In Your Bin

(HuffPost, June 12, 2019)

The World Has an E-Waste Problem

(TIME, May 23, 2019)

American cities confront a 'slow-moving recycling crisis'

(CBS News, March 20, 2019)

Inside Republic's recycling messaging, and an Arizona MRF, with two VPs

(Waste Dive, Feb. 14, 2019)

Why Amazon’s new streamlined packaging is jamming up recycling centers

(Washington Post, Feb. 11, 2019)

Rethink, Retool, Then Recycle?

(, Jan. 28, 2019)

The Great Plastic Cleanup — and How to Profit From It

(Barron's, Jan. 24, 2019)

Holiday Trash Surge Makes Matters Worse for Struggling Recyclers

(Bloomberg, Dec. 4, 2018)

U.S. is creating 25% more trash over the holidays

(Yahoo Finance, Nov. 30, 2018)

How China's Crackdown on Scrap Imports Hits Recycling

(Bloomberg TV, Nov. 29, 2018)

Recycling business model getting trashed

(CNBC, Oct. 31, 2018)

Republic Services CEO says recycling has become a 'broken' system

(CNBC, Oct. 31, 2018)

Republic Services says new, more expensive recycling model is paying off

(Waste Dive, Oct. 26, 2018)

Why the world's recycling system stopped working

Subscription Required (Financial Times, Oct. 25, 2018)

Curbside Recycling Under Threat as Costs Soar

(Bloomberg, Sept. 14, 2018)

Why Recycling May Be Going to Waste in the U.S.

(Today Show “Sunday Spotlight,” Sept. 2, 2018)

U.S. Recycling Companies Face Upheaval from China Scrap Ban

(Wall Street Journal, Aug. 2, 2018)

With China Saying No to Plastic Waste, the World Needs a New Plan

(NBC News, June 25, 2018)

Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right? Maybe, or Maybe Not

(New York Times, May 29, 2018)

Local Coverage

Republic Services warns people to be careful what they’re putting in the recycling bin

(Fox 5 Las Vegas, Dec. 27, 2019)

Can You Recycle That Wrapping Paper? Your Holiday Guide to What’s Recyclable In St. Louis

(St. Louis Public Radio, Dec. 26, 2019)

‘Wish-cycling’: How your holiday recycling could be doing more harm than good

(Indianapolis Star, Dec. 25, 2019)

Republic Services releases 'naughty-and-nice' list for holiday recycling

(News 3 Las Vegas, Dec. 25, 2019)

What to do (and what not to do) with leftover gift packaging and wrapping paper

(News4Jax, Dec. 23, 2019)

Christmas Holiday Recycling Dos and Don’ts

(CBS DFW, Dec. 23, 2019)

Talking Trash in the Classroom: Free Program Helps Students Learn About Recycling

(Green Living Arizona, Dec. 23, 2019)

Why are catalogs still a thing in 2019? ‘Because they work’

(, Dec. 16, 2019)

How to know what should be recycled

(Fox 2 Now St. Louis, Dec. 12, 2019)

San Antonio Recycling Still Works, But Big Changes Are Looming

(The Rivard Report | December 2, 2019)

’Tis the season to recycle (the right way)

(San Antonio Express-News | November 29, 2019)

How to help keep landfills from overflowing this holiday shopping season

(WTOL 11 (Toledo) | November 30, 2019)

Holiday shopping for 2019? Here are this year's trends

(The Arizona Republic | November 26, 2019)

Recycling Revisited: Changing Industry Poses Challenges in Keeping Items Out of Landfills

(KTLA 5 Los Angeles | November 21, 2019)

Don't recycle holiday lights, wrapping paper: what to know about holiday recycling

(News 5 Cleveland | November 23, 2019)

You Deserve a High Five for Recycling, But Are You Actually Doing It Right?

(BuzzFeed | November 15, 2019)

Do you know what to recycle? A reminder on America Recycles Day

(8NewsNow (Las Vegas) | November 16, 2019)

Halloween recycling Do’s and Don’ts

(News 5 Cleveland | November 1, 2019)

Avoid Being a Recycling Horror Story This Halloween

(KPNX 12 News (Phoenix) | October 24, 2019)

Republic Services shares dos and don’ts of Halloween recycling

(KTNV-TV (Las Vegas) | October 21, 2019)

Republic Services Launches Free Recycling Curriculum

(AZ Education News | October 18, 2019)

Commentary: What makes money in the household recycling bin?

(San Antonio Express-News | October 18, 2019)

I've been recycling wrong. Here's how to keep your stuff out of the landfill

(Arizona Republic | October 17, 2019)

The recycling market is terrible! Sort your plastics carefully

(San Antonio Express-News, Oct. 4, 2019)

Why consumers aren’t making the grade when it comes to recycling

(FOX2 St. Louis, Sept. 17, 2019)

Recycling has a future: Either pay more or send it to the landfill

(Arizona Republic, Sept. 13, 2019)

What’s the future for recycling?

(3TV CBS5 Phoenix, Sept. 6, 2019)

A Closeup Look at How Houston’s Recycling Gets Sorted

(Houston Public Media, Aug. 30, 2019)

Back-to-School Recycling

(3TV CBS5 Phoenix, Aug. 13, 2019)

You have to see it to believe it: Here's what gets tangled at this Fort Worth recycling plant

(WFAA-TV, July 25, 2019)

30 percent of items recycled in SA are trash

(San Antonio Express-News, July 4, 2019)

‘Know what to throw’: Wishful recycling costing Toledo

(The Blade, July 1, 2019)

Recycling 101: Know what to throw

(USA Today, June 27, 2019)

Principios básicos del reciclaje: sepa qué tirar

(Houston Chronicle, June 27, 2019)

Republic Services Recycling

(Fox 2 St. Louis, June 20, 2019)

Recycling 101: Take the guesswork out of what you should recycle

(WKYC-TV Cleveland, June 18, 2019)

Republic Services warns of fire danger from trashing old phones

(Fox 5 Las Vegas, June 18, 2019)

Republic Services Would Appreciate it if You'd Stop Putting Live Ammo and Dead Animals in the Recycling

(Cleveland Scene, May 23, 2019)

Your recyclables are going to the dump and here’s why

(The Orange County Register, May 19, 2019)

Recycle or rubbish? The dos and don’ts of recycling

(WJLA-TV Washington, D.C., April 23, 2019)

Are you sure you can recycle that?

(News 4 JAX, April 22, 2019)

¿Quieres reciclar? Te enseñamos cómo hacerlo adecuadamente

(Univision 34 Los Angeles, April 22, 2019)

¿Reciclas bien? Comprueba que no caes en los 5 errores típicos de quien recicla

(La Opinion, April 20, 2019)

Republic Services rises from the ashes

(Plano Star Courier, April 9, 2019)

How To Recycle Better: 5 Common Mistakes We All Make

(KTVT CBS News (Fort Worth, TX), April 9, 2019)

Where Does My Trash Go?

(Plano Magazine, March 19, 2019)

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Resolve to be a Better Recycler in 2019

(Green Living AZ, Jan. 20, 2019)

Recycling in U.S. took a big hit from China, but waste companies still encourage it

(Arizona Republic, Jan. 18, 2019)

Out With the Old Gadgets, in With the New: How to Recycle E-waste

(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 15, 2019)