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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Contacts & Coverage

Republic Services Media Relations

Recent Coverage

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)

3 Expert Tips to Help You Recycle Responsibly

(The List, Feb. 8, 2019)

Rethink, Retool, Then Recycle?

(, Jan. 28, 2019)

Ask Kate About Beer: Are shrink-wrapped beer cans recyclable?

(The Takeout, Jan. 27, 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)

Will Recycling Become a Thing of the Past? Experts Say It's Possible Unless Changes Are Made

(The Weather Channel, Nov. 27, 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

Plano Facility Opening

(KTVT CBS News (Fort Worth, TX), April 10, 2019)

Republic Services rises from the ashes

(Plano Star Courier, April 9, 2019)

P.M. Twp. to consider recycling contract extension, rate increase

(Ludington Daily News, April 9, 2019)

How To Recycle Better: 5 Common Mistakes We All Make

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

Higher standards, lower profits have recycling costs skyrocketing

(Niagra Gazette, April 7, 2019)

Are you recycling wrong? Experts say contamination creates increased costs

(Lorain County Community Guide, April 4, 2019)

Richmond council votes in favor of surcharges for improper recycling

(The Richmond Standard, April 3, 2019)

Forum outlines proposed changes to recycling program

(Mohave Valley Daily News, April 3, 2019)

Baton Rouge sees increased competition in selling recyclables

(The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, March 29, 2019)

Glass, paper might no longer be recycled in Tucson

(Arizona Daily Star, March 25, 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)

Citizens call on city of Missoula to provide plastic recycling options

(Missoula Current, March 11, 2019)

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

(WHYY-FM Philadelphia, Feb. 22, 2019)

Fenton recycling bins runneth over

(Tri-County Times, Feb. 18, 2019)

10 tips for recycling with the confidence of a Seattleite without an umbrella

(, Feb. 5, 2019)

Republic Services on what is & what isn't recyclable

(, Jan. 25, 2019)

Village encouraging responsible recycling

(, Jan. 24, 2019)

You Oughtta Know — Recycling

(WHYY-TV Philadelphia, Jan. 24, 2019)

The “Do’s and Don’ts” of recycling

(, Jan. 21, 2019)

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

(Green Living AZ, Jan. 20, 2019)

Plastic Problems: China changes hit recyclers hard in Southern Illinois

(The Southern, Jan. 20, 2019)

In rural Southern Illinois, recycling lags. But it's growing.

(The Southern, 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)

Is Your Recycling Bin Lying to You?

(WKNO St. Louis, 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)

Holiday season means contaminated recycling stream

(The Herald-Standard, Jan. 4, 2019)

Good news on recycling front

(Daily-Journal, Jan. 3, 2019)

Local curbside recycling threatened as costs skyrocket

(Daily Local News, Dec. 27, 2018)

Dos, don’ts of recycling holiday trash

(News4JAX, Dec. 26, 2018)

What You Should and Shouldn’t Recycle After Christmas

(NBC Philadelphia, Dec. 26, 2018)

County navigates a trashed market for recyclables

(Idaho Mountain Express, Dec. 21, 2018)

How to Have an EcoFriendly Holiday

(Q13 Fox, Dec. 20, 2018)

Navidades ecológicas

(Hola News, Dec. 18, 2018)

Tips on how to wrap your presents with things you already have, saving you cash!

(ABC15 Phoenix, Dec. 17, 2018)

Wrapping paper, bows and ribbon: Tips for holiday recycling

(Arizona Republic, Dec. 7, 2018)

How to recycle and reuse holiday items

(AZ Family 3TV/CBS 5, Dec. 10, 2018)

Incitan a hacer mejor labor a la hora de reciclar

(Hola News, Nov. 21, 2018)

The state of recycling

(Arizona PBS, Nov. 15, 2018)

China’s Trash, Phoenix’s Treasure

(Phoenix Magazine, Dec. 2018)

Aumenta la capacidad de reciclaje en Las Vegas

(El Tiempo, Nov. 15, 2018)

Republic Services | 11/15/18

(KNTV 13 Action News, Nov. 15, 2018)

Your business can be part of the recycling solution

(Philadelphia Business Journal, Nov. 15, 2018)

Living Green: Room for improving our recycling habits

(Las Vegas Now, Nov. 14, 2018)

Recycling during the holiday season

(Fox 2 Now St. Louis, Nov. 13, 2018)

Republic Services hits the streets to test The Valley's recycling knowledge

(Las Vegas Now, Nov. 14, 2018)

Conozca cuáles son los principales errores al reciclar su basura

(Univision Arizona, Nov. 12, 2018)

Read This Before Tossing Something In The Recycle Bin In Jacksonville

(WJCT Jacksonville, Sept. 12, 2018)

Nevada Recycling Programs Squeezed as Trade Dynamics Trickle Down, Customer Behavior Trickles Up

(The Nevada Independent, Aug. 30, 2018)

After Losing China as Market for Recycled Paper, Recycling Companies and Municipalities Forced to Adjust

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 29, 2018)

Why Recycling is Now a Money Loser, Not a Moneymaker for Philly

(Philadelphia Inquirer, July 23, 2018)

Arizona cities are actually trashing things you think you're recycling

(Arizona Republic, July 4, 2018)