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.

Photos & Graphics

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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Video B-Roll

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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Contacts & Coverage

Republic Services Media Relations

Recent Coverage

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

Are you recycling the wrong things? New push for better-informed recycling in Milwaukee area

(WTMJ-AM, July 11, 2019)

Republic Services Renegotiates Trash and Recycling Fees Nationwide

(KJZZ (Phoenix), July 11, 2019)

30 percent of items recycled in SA are trash

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

New recycle center starts off strong

(Sierra Vista Herald-Review, July 2, 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)

Amid Recycling Crisis, Chinese Company Reinvigorates U.S. Paper

(KJZZ Phoenix, May 14, 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)

Up Your Recycle Game — Five Common Mistakes and Quick Solutions

(City Sun Times, April 20, 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)

How A New Policy In China Has Led To A Recycling Crisis In Mass.

(WBUR-FM Boston, March 19, 2019)

Suburban Philly recycling programs address challenges as they settle into ‘new normal’

(WHYY-FM Philadelphia, Feb. 22, 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)

There's an increasing cost when people don't follow rules for curbside recycling

(KYW-AM Newsradio, Jan. 7, 2019)

Recycling rule No. 1: Keep it clean

(La Salle News Tribune, Jan. 5, 2019)