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Republic Services Overview

Phoenix, AZ
10000+ employees
Company - Public (RSG)
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$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

Highest Rated CEOs:2017 (#41)

Company Updates


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    Producing up to 500 million pounds of oysters each year, the Gulf Coast region of the United States is a shellfish haven: The area accounts for 67% of the oysters consumed in the U.S.

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Republic Services – Why Work For Us?


Our Philosophy

At Republic Services, we’re guided by five essential core values – to be Respectful, Responsible, Reliable, Resourceful, and Relentless in all we do, every day. Our highly passionate, professional team is reminded of these principles every time they see the five R’s joined together to form the Republic Services Star. It’s what makes us who we are, reminding us to keep our customers at the heart of it all.

Our Operations

Republic Services, Inc. was incorporated in 1996 with a “can do” spirit, driving its dramatic growth and acquisitions through the years, welcoming other organizations that share its values and fiduciary discipline. Today, Republic Services, Inc. is the second largest provider of services in the domestic non-hazardous solid waste industry, as measured by revenue as well as a Fortune 500 company, publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RSG).

Through our subsidiaries, we provide non-hazardous solid waste and recycling services for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers. Our customers come first as we strive to safely and sustainably provide reliable service through 340 collection operations, 201 transfer stations, 193 active landfills, 67 recycling centers, 8 treatment, recovery and disposal facilities, 12 salt water disposal wells, and 69 landfill gas and renewable energy projects across 41 states and Puerto Rico. Republic Services Inc. is a holding company and all operations are conducted by its subsidiaries. Unless the context requires otherwise, all references to “Republic,” “Republic Services,” “the Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Republic Services, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries.


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.

Republic Services Reviews

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    "Great Company, Great People, Great Opportunities"

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Area Sales Director in Richmond, CA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Republic Services full-time (Less than a year)


    Stability, people, pay, education and advancement.


    No cons... the company takes care of it's people and the best people appreciate being recognized and compensated for their efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Find the best talent elsewhere and bring them in; this is a company where the best people should work...

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Republic Services Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at Republic Services.


    Non existent. I was called by one of their recruiters after applying online. I attempted to return his call several times - always got voice mail. Left dates and times that would work for a phone interview, yet was never called back. Some hiring process.

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Republic Services Awards & Accolades

  • 2017 World's Most Ethical Company® List by the Ethisphere, Ethisphere® Institute, 2017
  • Forbes 2017 America's Best Large Employers, Forbes, 2017
  • The 30 most meaningful companies to work for in America, Business Insider, 2015
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Driver of the Year, National Waste & Recycling Association, 2014
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