Republic touts recent investments in recycling

Republic touts recent investments in recycling

Waste and recycling firm points to major investments in four states.

February 16, 2017
Recycling Today Staff

Phoenix-based Republic Services Inc. says it has been “hard at work to grow their recycling capabilities in several markets across the country” in a recent blog post made by the firm.


The company says it “knows through market research that nine out of 10 Americans want recycling services, and they are willing to pay for it.” The Republic blog post then lists four examples of recent investments that have expanded its companywide recycling capabilities.


In California, the company says it has “invested in a major expansion at [its] Anaheim Recycling Center, with a state-of-the-art, 100-ton-per-hour commercial recycling system. The expansion represents a significant investment in Republic’s local recycling capabilities and infrastructure and will more than triple the recycling capacity at the 250,000-square-foot complex.”

In Iowa in 2015, Republic says it invested in recycling capacity in multiple markets in the Hawkeye State. “The investments in these markets have enabled expanded offerings and allowed Republic to grow market share in other parts of [its] business.”

In Nevada, the Southern Nevada Recycling Center in North Las Vegas has become “Republic’s flagship recycling center and serves over 550,000 households throughout the area,” the company says. The 110,000-square-foot facility is capable of processing 1,000 tons of recyclables per day “and features several state-of-the-art recycling technologies, including five optical sorters that use 2D and 3D technologies to make material separation decisions in milliseconds,” Republic adds. “The Southern Nevada Recycling Center is capable of processing the recyclables in one fully loaded collection truck within three minutes."

In Manassas, Virginia, Republic made an investment in the Northern Virginia Recycling Center — purchasing both the land and facility — and has begun what it calls “a substantial revitalization project.” The Northern Virginia Recycling Center has been designed to process as much as 14,000 tons of recyclables each month, says Republic, adding that it “is committing additional recycling infrastructure and technologies that will increase capacity by another 8,000 tons per month.” The expanded capabilities will serve more than 140,000 households and 5,000 commercial and industrial businesses each month, the company says.


Republic Services says it collects and processes roughly 5 million tons of recyclables per year at its 67 recycling centers in the United States.