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  • 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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  • RCRA: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976

    A federal law that regulates the transport, storage, handling and disposal of solid waste.

  • Recycling

    The recovery of materials from the waste stream which are then used as a raw material for new products. Commonly recycled materials include paper, glass, plastic, cardboard and metals.

  • Recycling Center

    A recycling center where materials are sorted into their various commodities (types of paper, metal, plastics, etc.) for marketing to end-users and manufacturers. Also known as a materials recovery facility (MRF).

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