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Republic Services Accelerates Dividend Payment Date

Republic Services, Inc. today announced that it is accelerating the payment date for its previously declared and announced regularly quarterly dividend to January 15, 2010. The original payment date for the dividend was January 18, 2010, which is a Federal holiday. The record date for this dividend remains January 4, 2010 and the dividend remains $0.19 per share.

Republic Services, Inc. provides recycling and solid waste collection, transfer and disposal services in the United States. The Company's various operating units are focused on providing reliable environmental services and solutions for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers.

First Call Analyst: Flower, Will
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SOURCE: Republic Services, Inc.

CONTACT: media, Will Flower, +1-480-718-6565, or, investors, Ed Lang,
+1-480-627-7128, both of Republic Services, Inc.