Tag: Republic Services

Special drop-off recycling collections return after the holidays

| January 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ever notice you have accumulated way too much cardboard, Styrofoam, and plastic film packaging during the holidays? Good news, you’re not alone, and if you are a Martinez resident, Republic Services and the City of Martinez are again partnering on a free drop-off recycling collection program after the holidays to give you multiple opportunities to […]

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Martinez police, Republic offer holiday tips

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez residents are joining the rest of the country in participating in the biggest shopping season of the year. And two agencies, Martinez Police Department and franchise operator Republic Services (Allied Waste) are offering some holiday tips, one addressing safety and the other speaking for sustainability. The police department has issued an […]

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Rate review recommends increase for Republic Services

Rate review recommends increase for Republic Services

| November 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A review is recommending a rate increase of 3.84 percent for Republic Services garbage, recycling and green waste pickups, effective Jan. 1, 2019, the Martinez Franchise and Infrastructure Subcommittee heard Tuesday. Erik Nylund, of Crowe, a consulting firm with offices in San Francisco, presented the analysis of the garbage contractor’s 2019 interim […]

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Local recycling contractor dealing with changing markets

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

A change in China’s practices in purchasing recyclable commodities is having impacts on area recyclers, including the company that contracts with Martinez for garbage and recycling, Republic Services, also known as Allied Waste. Marie Knutson, Republic’s recycling coordinator, said the company is large enough to seek out other markets besides China. “But those other markets […]

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Compost giveaway, styrofoam collection Aug. 18

| August 8, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez residents can obtain something that is good for the environment and get rid of something that can harm the environment Aug. 18 near the Martinez Yacht Club. Each household can receive up to 30 gallons of compost, which can be used to enrich a yard, said Marie Knutson, recycling coordinator for […]

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