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Are Takeout Containers Recyclable?

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We love to order takeout food, especially nowadays with so many of us spending more time at home. But with all those orders come a lot of plastic bags, containers, utensils, etc. and not all of it can go into your recycling bin. 

Just because a takeout container has a recyclable symbol on it, don’t assume it's okay to recycle it. The acceptance of recyclable materials can vary from state to state and city to city. As a rule of thumb, the following materials are accepted no matter where you live: paper, cardboard, metal cans, and plastic containers labeled with a #1 or #2.

Republic Services Named 2020 Organics Recycler of the Year

National Waste & Recycling Association Award Recognizes Innovation and Leadership in Diverting Food and Yard Waste from Landfills
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Republic Services, Aria Energy and bp Partner on New Renewable Energy Project

Renewable Natural Gas Facility Begins Operations at South Shelby Landfill
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., August 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Republic Services (NYSE: RSG) and energy partners Aria Energy and bp (NYSE: BP) today announced the startup of a landfill-gas-to-renewable-natural-gas (RNG) project at South Shelby Landfill. The project directly supports Republic's commitment to send 50 percent more landfill gas to beneficial reuse by 2030. 

Republic Services Announces Partnership with Nikola to Develop and Purchase 2,500 Electric Collection Trucks

Agreement for zero-emissions vehicles is the industry's first large-scale commitment to fleet electrification
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PHOENIX, Aug. 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) today announced a partnership with Nikola Corp. (NASDAQ: NKLA) to develop and purchase 2,500 electric waste and recycling collection trucks, representing the industry's first large-scale commitment to fleet electrification. The zero-emissions vehicles, which will have a range of 150 miles and recharge overnight, are expected to be integrated into Republic Services' fleet beginning in 2023. The deal is expandable to 5,000 vehicles over the life of the agreement.  

The Importance of Recycling During a Pandemic

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Just about everything is shipped in a paper box including vital medical supplies and everyday items you buy at the grocery store. It’s also why recycling paper products and cardboard boxes has become even more critical to ensure there’s enough paper to support a variety of manufacturers in the supply chain.  
 
During the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been high demand for necessary supplies and without recycling, it’s hard for paper and cardboard manufacturers to keep up with the needs of the health care and grocery industries.

Republic Services Donates 100,000 Masks to Essential Service Providers

PPE Will Support the Work of Healthcare Workers at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital and First Responders in Rutherford County, Tenn.
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PHOENIX, July 8, 2020 /3BL Media/  -- Republic Services, Inc. today announced the donation of 100,000 N95 masks to assist essential service providers in Atlanta and in Rutherford County, Tenn., amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation will provide much-needed support to healthcare workers at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital, the largest public hospital in Georgia, and help keep first responders safe in Rutherford County.

Republic Services Spreads Cheer to Healthcare Workers, Young Patients

Republic Services provided care packages to healthcare workers and pediatric patients at seven hospitals through a partnership with Cheeriodicals
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PHOENIX, June 9, 2020 / 3BL Media/ -- Through its charitable foundation, Republic Services supported the delivery of nearly 800 care packages to healthcare workers and hospitalized children in Atlanta, Boston, Memphis, Phoenix, Seattle and St. Louis.

Republic Services Announces National Nonprofit Partners for $3 Million Small Business Revitalization Effort

Charitable Foundation to Provide Grants to Rebuilding Together, Habitat for Humanity International, NeighborWorks America to Help Local Businesses Survive and Thrive
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