DECEMBER 2009

Republic Services plans for third material recycling facility in Texas

Almost a year after merging with Allied Waste Services, Republic Services, Inc. reported that, in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, the green initiatives of the combined companies are growing steadily in acceptance and participation. Republic plans to construct a third state-of-the-art processing center at a location in Tarrant County since the space required for the company to be able to collect, sort and transport recyclable materials to its markets is growing.

Public school districts are moving to implement recycling programs. In past months, Republic has added the Grapevine/Colleyville, Keller, Carrollton/Farmer’s Branch, Mesquite, Southlake/Carroll and Lancaster independent school districts to its list of public sector contracts.

Single-stream processing makes recycling easy, he added. All materials may be co-mingled at their source, and they are sorted using the most advanced technology at a MRF.

Currently, Republic has an agreement with RecycleBank in North Central Texas, a program that puts money in the pockets of Republic’s customers.