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Republic Services Overview

Phoenix, AZ
10000+ employees
Company - Public (RSG)
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Republic Services, Inc. is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and waste services. Through its subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills focus on providing reliable environmental services and solutions for ... Read more

Mission: Our Vision
To be America's preferred recycling & waste services partner

Our Purpose
To create value for all...our employees...our customers...our communities & planet...our ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2017 (#41)

Company Updates

  • 5 Halloween Recycling Horrors You Should Avoid | Republic Services

    Republic Services is here to save you from becoming a recycling horror story. We have identified five Halloween items that should not be recycled.

  • Yikes! The only thing spookier than Halloween is bad recycling. Make sure your recycling container passes the "smell test". If something smells bad, it's probably contaminated. #RecyclingSimplified

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Republic Services – Why Work For Us?

About Republic Services

Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers. We’ll handle it from here.TM, our brand promise, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue PlanetTM for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world.

Our Heritage

Our history dates back to the early 1990’s when Republic Waste Services was formed to consolidate a series of regional waste collection companies. The Company underwent a series of name changes and business transformations during the early to mid-90’s and began trading as Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) on July 1, 1998. For the next 10 years, the Company experienced strong and dramatic growth and, in late 2008, Republic Services and Allied Waste Industries merged to create the current Company. Today, Republic Services is a Fortune 300 Company, operating across 39 states and Puerto Rico.

Why Work with Us

Our Company cannot thrive without great people devoted to serving customers, the community and the planet. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We strive to create a workplace that's meaningful and rewarding to our 33,000 employees. That's why we are proud to be recognized as Best Large Employer by Forbes, World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere, and One of the Most Meaningful Companies to Work for in America by Business Insider.


Welcome to Republic Services

undefinedToday you may simply know us as your local waste services provider or garbage company. We are, indeed, very proud to be known for the important work our people do in providing such an essential service to you and your community. Whether you have known us for years, or are just getting to know us, you can always be assured that we will perform as promised. 

On one hand, we are a local company staffed with a dedicated team of professionals who take personal responsibility for serving our customers with care. On the other hand, Republic is an industry leader providing the strength of our national network, decades of experience, diversified capabilities and expertise serving clients of all sizes. 

Republic Services has a long and proud history of reliably meeting the needs of our customers. As those needs change, we are changing too. We handle, heave and haul more than 100 million tons of waste each year for more than 13 million customers nationwide. We've always had a great respect for doing the hard work required to be your garbage man, but we're actually much more than that. 

We know the weight of the responsibility you place with us to be confident in how we treat the environment. We know that recycling, sustainability and clean air are important to you—they're important to us too. We share your concerns and accept the responsibility of doing our part for the planet. Let us be your Waste Stream Advisor™. You can count on us to deliver solutions that meet your specific needs while adding value and making it convenient for you. 

As time passes and the ways we can manage materials continue to evolve, Republic Services will be here partnering with you to meet those ever-changing needs. We will continue to develop innovative solutions and rise to the challenges—just as we always have. Most importantly, we will continue to manage your waste responsibly and conduct our business with integrity. Other companies will come and go but Republic will be here working to serve you better. 

When you need us, we will be there. From basic service to complex solutions, Republic will answer the call and we will deliver. We do what we say and will relentlessly strive to bring you the assurance you deserve. Isn't that what you expect from a leader? We will be there as your waste expert, your environmental resource partner and, if you just want your trash picked up, we're still happy to be your garbage man. 

Thanks for choosing Republic Services. 


Active in the Community

We are dedicated to supportingand being a good neighbor inthe communities in which we live and work. This includes investing back into our communities through customer engagement, philanthropic giving, volunteerism, infrastructure investments, and operating in over 240 markets at the highest standards.

Our 32,000 dedicated employees constantly stay connected with their local communities. While there are far too many local activities to name, we’re proud to see our charitable efforts focused where they’re most needed:

Children & Family

Whether we’re providing a meal to a family in need or making a child smile on Christmas morning, our employees are especially generous when it comes to opportunities to help children and families thrive. We conduct canned food drives across the nation at various times of year, donate to organizations like Goodwill, support holiday causes like Toys for Tots and Adopt-A-Family, and take part in community activities geared toward families.

Community & Environment

Everyone wants to live in a clean, safe environment—and our employees are making that a reality in neighborhoods and wildlife areas alike. From adopting highways to community cleanups to efforts to increase recycling, we’re helping to make America even more beautiful.

Health & Wellness

By donating to Susan G. Komen to increase breast cancer awareness, Banner Children’s Hospital to fight kids’ cancer, and participating in local blood and food drives at various offices, our employees continue to show their generosity when it comes to helping to find a cure and drive awareness for many forms of disease, disability and poverty.

Arts & Education

Through museum sponsorships, scholarships funds and recycling initiatives in K-12 schools and universities, we’re committed to providing funding for arts, science and education programs. In communities across the country, we support educational and developmental programs with organizations like the Boys & Girls Club, the YMCA, Boy Scouts of America and various arts and science museums.



We believe that empowered employees are the greatest indicator of our success. We provide ongoing job training, growth and development opportunities for our employees at every level. We’re invested in our employees and continue to look for meaningful ways to demonstrate our appreciation for the hard work and dedication they show each and every day they come to work.

Aligned to Serve Customers and Preserve Our Planet

An important part of protecting our Blue Planet is our people. Without their unwavering commitment to the planet and our customers, we wouldn’t be able to do all that we do every day. We’re focused on attracting and retaining talented professionals that are just as committed to the environment as our company and our customers and we motivate them through meaningful and rewarding careers.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are actively and intentionally creating an environment in which all individuals are welcomed and valued. In 2013, we launched MOSAIC (Mission of Supporting an Inclusive Culture) as our renewed approach to diversity and inclusion. Through MOSAIC, we have developed new strategies and activities to continue creating a more diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. In this way, we can leverage our best thinking to improve our culture and better serve our customers and planet. Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer (Español). We make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic testing or any other classification protected by law.

College Recruiting Development Programs

Our Leadership Training Program  is available to graduating seniors in college or anyone seeking an improved understanding of our industry.  Our dynamic leadership program will provide you with in-depth knowledge of our company as you rotate through each major area of our company. You’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable skills, work collaboratively and cross-functionally while building strong relationships for a successful future.  This program is designed to place you into an Operations Management role within 18 months.

Our General Manager Acceleration Program  is available to MBAs with previous leadership experience. This dynamic leadership program will provide you with in-depth knowledge of our company as you rotate through each major area of our company. You’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable skills, work collaboratively and cross-functionally while building strong relationships for a successful future.  This program is designed to place you into a General Manager role within two years.

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Republic Services Reviews

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Republic Services President, CEO, and Director Donald W. (Don) Slager
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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA
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    I have been working at Republic Services full-time (More than 10 years)


    Great Vision - strtegy simplified through diffentation


    Poor Equipment design- multiple truck failures

    Advice to Management

    Move away from mack to other vendors such as peterbuilt

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Republic Services Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Republic Services (Chandler, AZ) in May 2017.


    Was approached with recruitment e-mail. Took online assessment. Was approached by another recruited for phone interview. Passed to physical on site interview with sit-in and short tour. Called for background test information and drug testing. Passed and e-mailed document signings. E-mailed first-day training location.

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Republic Services Awards & Accolades

  • The 30 most meaningful companies to work for in America, Business Insider, 2015
  • 2017 World's Most Ethical Company® List by the Ethisphere, Ethisphere® Institute, 2017
  • Forbes 2017 America's Best Large Employers, Forbes, 2017
  • Responsible CEO of the Year, CR Magazine, 2017
  • Human Rights Campaign 2018 Corporate Equality Index,, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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