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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National Coverage

Online shopping has shifted recycling responsibilities to consumers

(The Verge, Jan. 7, 2021)

Hope for the holidays? Start with your Christmas tree

(USA Today, Dec. 23, 2020)

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Recycling Takeout Containers

(MSN Lifestyle, Dec. 2, 2020)

How the pandemic has changed the way Americans think about the future of the environment

(Yahoo Entertainment, Nov. 10, 2020)

Can You Recycle Masks and Other PPE?

(Travel+Leisure, Oct. 5, 2020)

Recycling Meets Reality

(Knowable Magazine, Oct. 1, 2020)

Wondering What to Do with Leftover Takeout Containers? 7 Must-Know Recycling Tips

(Better Homes & Gardens, Sept. 14, 2020)

How to Properly Recycle Takeout Containers

(Chowhound, Sept. 1, 2020)

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

(MSN Lifestyle, Aug. 11, 2020)

Republic Services CEO Don Slager on How Pandemic Has Affected Recycling and Waste Disposal

(TD Ameritrade Network, May 28, 2020)

Jeremy Walters, Recycling Non-Hazardous Waste

(Business Radio X, April 3, 2020)

Wishcycling Could Be Hurting Your Recycling Efforts—Here's How to Fix It

(Real Simple, March 25, 2020)

Recycling Plants Are Catching on Fire, And Lithium-Ion Batteries Are to Blame

(The Verge, Feb. 28, 2020)

The fraught future of recycling

(Axios, Feb. 15, 2020)

Recycling Stagnates Even in Cities, States With Ambitious Goals

(Bloomberg Environment, Jan. 21, 2020)

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)

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)

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

(Washington Post, Feb. 11, 2019)

The Great Plastic Cleanup — and How to Profit From It

(Barron's, Jan. 24, 2019)

Local Coverage

Republic Services on recycling during the holidays

(8 News Now (Las Vegas, NV), Dec. 28, 2020)

Holiday Recycling Tips

(CW 39 (Houston, TX), Dec. 28, 2020)

Things to know about recycling items during the holiday season

(Fox 10 Phoenix (AZ), Dec. 23, 2020)

How to recycle holiday waste in Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake

(Community Impact Newspaper (Fort Worth, TX), Dec. 23 2020)

‘We’re going to continue recycling’: 63% of Washington County residents opt to keep the blue bins

(St. George News (St. George, UT), Dec. 15, 2020)

The most common holiday recycling mistakes

(WSAW-TV, Dec. 1, 2020)

Save the Planet! Recycle and Think Green For the Holiday Season

(NBC Connecticut, Dec. 1, 2020)

What holiday items get recycled? What doesn't?

(News Talk 840 (Las Vegas, NV), Dec. 3, 2020)

Tips on recycling holiday boxes, gift wrap

(Fox 59 (Indianapolis, IN), Nov. 28, 2020)

Homeowners unwittingly recycle old mistakes

(Half Moon Bay Review, Nov. 21, 2020)

What Can Actually Go Into The Recycling Bin?

(KNPR (Las Vegas, NV), Nov. 18, 2020)

What Can We Recycle? Use RECYCLE Mnemonic to Remember

(KDWN Radio (Las Vegas, NV), Nov. 12, 2020)

‘Plastic is all around us’: Can Southern Utahns be confident their plastic is actually getting recycled?

(St. George (UT) News, Nov. 6, 2020)

Plastic recycling in Missoula is common and complicated

Missoula (MT) Current, Oct. 30, 2020)

Where does my recycling go after it’s picked up from the curb?

(Indianapolis Star, Oct. 19, 2020)

Company asks Arnold residents to recycle cleaner

(Arnold (MO) Leader, Oct. 17, 2020)

Prime Day Recycling Boost

(KIRO 7 News (Seattle), Oct. 13, 2020)

What are the do's and don'ts of recycling and how do I become better at recycling?

(Indianapolis Star, Oct. 6, 2020)

Republic Services to Begin Providing Waste and Recycling Collection Services to Palm Bay Oct. 1

(Space Coast Daily, Sept. 25, 2020)

Republic Services: Recycling During the Pandemic

(KTRS-AM (St. Louis), Sept. 18, 2020)

Residential Recycling Uptick Presents Challenges, Benefits

(St. Louis Public Radio, Sept. 10, 2020)

Que Reciclar Y Que No (What to Recycle, What Not To)

(Telemundo Las Vegas, Sept. 10, 2020)

More cardboard, and more contamination: The coronavirus pandemic is leaving its mark on the St. Louis area's recycling

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sept. 5, 2020)

Recycle This, Trash That: How To Recycle In The DMV

(WAMU Public Radio (Washington, D.C.), Sept. 1, 2020)

The ABC's of Recycling PPE

(KCLV (Las Vegas), Aug. 31, 2020)

How to Follow the Rules of Recycling and Not Do More Harm Than Good

(NBC4 (Washington, D.C.), Aug, 26, 2020)

Recycling efforts up during pandemic, but PPE is not recyclable

(8 News Now (Las Vegas), Aug. 17, 2020)

Recycling contamination up 40% in Marion County as Hoosiers make more waste at home

(Indianapolis Star, May 27, 2020)

Trash pickup and recycling business affected by coronavirus

(Arizona PBS, May 11, 2020)

Recycling 101: Why “wish-cycling” is doing more harm than good

(FOX 59 Indianapolis, March 7, 2020)

Wasted: How Your Recycling Gets Trashed

(WESH 2 Orlando, March 7, 2020)

On Your Side: Your attempts at recycling may be doing more harm than good

(Fox 4 Dallas, Feb. 27, 2020)

Ways to cut down on plastic with Republic Services Recycling Center

(KVVU-TV Las Vegas, Feb. 17, 2020)

Recycling education seems to be working in Flower Mound

(Flower Mound (TX) Leader, Feb. 13, 2020)

The do’s and don’ts of recycling with Republic Services

(8NewsNow (Las Vegas), Jan. 27, 2020)

North Texas Recycling Manager Warns of Fire Risks from Putting Batteries in Trash

(CBS DFW, Jan. 24, 2020)

Don't just throw it in the bin: Are you recycling the 'right' way?

(News 3 Las Vegas, Jan. 16, 2020)

Ohio recycling facility fires have local company calling for better consumer recycling habits

(News 5 Cleveland, Jan. 15, 2020)

Resolve to be a better recycler this year

(Las Vegas Sun, Jan. 15, 2020)

Recycling Is Easier Than Ever, So Why Don't People In Clark County Do It?

(Nevada Public Radio, Jan. 10, 2020)

Your Post-Holiday Recycling Resolution

(Nevada Public Radio, Jan. 9. 2020)