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Award Winning Services
  • Republic Services won a 2010 Business Achievement Award from the Environmental Business Journal for upgrading its Pacific Region Compost Facility in Corvallis, Oregon to serve as the state's first food composting facility.

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Garbage Glossary


  • Disposal

    The final handling of solid waste, following collection and processing. Disposal most often means placement of wastes in a landfill.

  • Diversion

    Waste material that is recycled, composted or reused, thereby diverting it away from a disposal facility.

  • Dumpster

    A generic term used for front-load and rear-load containers that can be used to dispose of household and commercial/industrial waste, debris, recyclables and other large volumes of material. The size of the dumpster varies depending on customer need.

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