Republic Releases Sustainability Report

Phoenix-based Republic Services has released its first sustainability report since its December 2008 acquisition of Allied Waste.

According to a company press release, the “report highlights some of the many innovative environmental projects and initiatives taking place throughout the company, from the nation’s first solar energy cover on one of the company’s landfills to reducing the amount of fuel and oil used by its vehicles.”

“The sustainability report was an opportunity to identify and discuss what we already do to protect the environment and to set a course to do more,” said Jim O’Connor, CEO of Republic, in a press release. “Being green is not just a philosophy at Republic. We’ve been doing it for years. From our landfills to our state-of-the-art recycling facilities, we’ve been dedicated to protecting the environment from the beginning.”