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May 28, 2013 > Republic Services begins collection services June 1

Republic Services begins collection services June 1

Submitted By City of Newark

Allied Waste Services, a Republic Services, Inc. company (NYSE:RSG), begins a 10-year trash, recycling and organics contract for residents and businesses in the City of Newark on June 1, 2013. Under this agreement, Republic will provide an enhanced recycling program that will support the city's commitment to increase recycling participation and reduce its environmental impact.

Republic will also service the city's municipal waste needs, provide services for city sanctioned events, launch a recycling education campaign and implement compressed natural gas trucks on all collection routes.

"This partnership is an exciting change for the City of Newark, its residents and businesses," said Pam Enriquez, division manager for Republic Services of Alameda County. "The city will benefit through Republic's excellent customer service, dedication to the environment and various free and a la carte service options to fit the needs of each household and business."

"I'm confident that our decision to contract with Republic Services for Newark's waste collection and recycling/composting needs is the right one for our residents and businesses," said Susie Woodstock, administrative services director for the city of Newark. "Not only is it a sound partnership, it will also provide customers with enhanced services that will increase the recycling rate in the city."

Added Enriquez, "We specialize in waste and recycling services on a day-to-day basis and are in a position to improve efficiency and provide service innovations to Newark." Republic's collection program will not change the basic services offered to customers in Newark. Residents will continue to receive three cart collection services for trash, recycling and organics. Multi-family residents and businesses are offered both cart and container service for the same three material types except food waste recycling. New to residents are senior citizen discount rates for age 70 and older, two free Newby Island Landfill passes per resident per year and pre-purchased overage bags for extra organic material.

Residents will also continue to receive additional services that include motor oil recovery kits, pre-purchased bags for extra trash, three free on-call bulky collections per year, backyard services options for qualified seniors and disabled customers, vacation hold, sharps disposal by mail services and curbside collection of household batteries. The big change that comes along with Republic Services is the provision of new collection containers for residents and businesses. These containers will be delivered in May and early June, and the Waste Management containers will be removed. The containers have a new color scheme following Alameda County Waste Management Authority standards - blue for recycling, green for organics, and black or white for trash.

Information on Republic Services of Alameda County, Newark collection services and rates can be found at republicservicesAC.com or by calling 510-657-3500.

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