Have you ever wondered what happens after your recycling is picked up at your curb and taken to a recycling center? Follow the journey of a cereal box
and see the recycling life cycle in action—from curbside to recycling center to remanufacturing. When you choose products that use recycled materials, you send a message about your commitment to reducing environmental resource strain.
At Republic Services, we take your recycling efforts seriously. That is why we do everything we can to make recycling a simple, easy
part of life.
Once you’ve done your part by placing recyclable materials into appropriate containers, our responsibility begins. After we empty your bins, carts or containers into one of our trucks, we take your recyclables to a recycling center
. Using powerful magnets, high-tech optical scanners and hand sorting, we separate your recyclables into different areas for processing. Once processed, we package these materials and ship them to more than 100 different markets around the country and overseas for remanufacturing into new products.
While we make it easy for residents to recycle at their home, we also help businesses, organizations, schools and communities find solutions that can improve their recycling practices with:
Explore Republic Services' recycling programs
and find local recycling services
for your home, for your business or for your government entity.