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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


  • Sharps

    Discarded needles, lancets and syringes. Medical waste is typically generated at hospitals, medical facilities and households. Often considered hazardous waste, it must be handled in a legally regulated manner such as Republic Services Residential Sharps Mail-Back program.

  • Sortline

    A recycling center process where a succession of employees, magnets and specialized equipment capture the recyclable paper, cardboard, metals, glass, plastics and other material from a moving conveyor belt as part of the recycling process.

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