Strengthening Communities at the Roots

Jan 25, 2021 3:00 PM ET

As a national company with operations in 42 states, Republic Services is committed to the communities we serve and where our employees live, work, and play. 

From local leaders providing toy donations to community centers to our team members celebrating birthdays and, in one instance, reconnecting families, our local teams are embedded in the communities where they work. To support local communities, the Republic Services Charitable Foundation leads initiatives to give back and foster connectivity. Launched in 2018, National Neighborhood Promise™ provides funding, in-kind products and services, and volunteer opportunities to select nonprofit organizations leading neighborhood revitalization projects across the country.

Since its creation, National Neighborhood Promise has supported 47 unique projects in neighborhoods the company serves. From enhancing parks to improving community centers and revitalizing other public places and spaces, National Neighborhood Promise helps neighborhoods thrive

In 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Republic Services launched Committed to Serve, a $20 million initiative to recognize our frontline employees and help support small businesses at the heart of local economies.

Through Committed to Serve, the Foundation provided $3 million in grants to three nonprofit partners, which funded 29 local affiliates across the country to support small business revitalization and safety modification projects, some of which have already been completed.

From Atlanta to Seattle, from San Diego to Boston, we've committed to supporting critical resources and repairs to small businesses during a time of incredible need.

In the Akron and Cleveland areas, Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio (RTNEO) is helping nine businesses. To date, the RTNEO team has already completed projects at Ninja City in Cleveland and Roma Pizzeria in Mogadore – the organization helped the restaurants set up and enhance outdoor dining spaces. 

Our local leaders are truly champions of our community-focused initiatives and provide support to our nonprofit partners as projects move forward. While the COVID-19 pandemic limits volunteer opportunities, our local teams are still providing donated dumpster services, waste collections, and recycling to support cleanup projects and renovations. 

We are dedicated to helping strengthen the neighborhoods where our employees live, work, and play by committing to revitalize our neighborhoods and small businesses that drive local economies.