Republic also reported net income of $664.4 million, or $1.98 per diluted share, for the three-months ended December 31, 2017.
The system has been subject to numerous complaints since its installation.
While the base of pizza boxes can often be too greasy, the lids are usually recyclable.
The construction and demolition business will use the funds to expand operations.
The chain will introduce double-walled paper cups in New York City and California this spring.