Waste Firms to Report First Quarter Earnings

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – Republic Services Inc. will report its first quarter earnings on April 29, 2004, at 8:30 a.m. EST. An audio Web cast can be accessed via www.republicservices.com, then clicking on "investor information."

Additionally, Raleigh, N.C.-based Waste Industries USA will announce its first quarter earnings on April 29, 2004, at 2 p.m. EST. Listen to the broadcast by visiting www.waste-ind.com, then clicking on "investor relations." Or dial (800) 946-0742, confirmation code: 540338.