LAS VEGAS (Nov. 4, 2016) -- Republic Services is pleased to announce that the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce has recognized its Southern Nevada Recycling Center with the Groundbreaker Award. The award was presented today at the Chamber’s annual Business Excellence Awards luncheon at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
“We are very honored to be recognized with this award,” said Tim Oudman, market vice president of Republic Services. “We believe in empowering our customers and community to lessen their environmental impact through unparalleled recycling solutions, and meaningful public education and awareness activities. Our employees are deeply committed to this community, and enabling all of Southern Nevada to meet evolving recycling needs for generations to come.”
The Groundbreaker Award celebrates local organizations and individuals that are leading the way in today’s economy, redefining how to do business responsibly, giving back to the community, and fostering sustainability with scalable methods for growing and enriching business.
“Republic Services has been a strong community leader as Southern Nevada strives to reach the highest levels of sustainability,” said Kristin McMillan, president and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce. “The Las Vegas Metro Chamber is proud to honor Republic Services as a Groundbreaker for its innovative approach to recycling, resource management, and sustainability education as part of our Business Excellence Awards.”
The Southern Nevada Recycling Center began full operations in December 2015. It is the largest and smartest residential recycling center in North America, with the capability of processing 2 million pounds of recyclable material per day, or 70 tons per hour. The Center is expected to double recycling capacity in Southern Nevada.
The Southern Nevada Recycling Center is home to a Learning Center that features educational displays and community videos, as well as a live video stream of recycling operations. The Learning Center serves as an important community resource, helping to educate visitors of all ages on ways to become better recyclers, including the significance of ensuring recyclables are empty, clean and dry. To learn more about the Southern Nevada Recycling Center, visit: http://vegasrecyclingcenter.com/.
Republic Services of Southern Nevada employs more than 1,300 people, and operates a fleet of more than 430 collection trucks, including 153 trucks powered by Compressed Natural Gas. In addition to the Southern Nevada Recycling Center, Republic operates two transfer stations, one landfill and one natural gas fueling station locally.
About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through its subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for its 14 million customers. We’ll handle it from here.TM, the brand’s promise, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue PlanetTM for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world.
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