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November 26, 2013 > Republic Services to collect food and toy donations

Republic Services to collect food and toy donations

Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) will collect non-perishable food items and new, unwrapped toys placed at the curbside in Newark on trash collection days from December 2-13. Collected items will be donated to the League of Volunteers (LOV) and Viola Blythe Community Services to support holiday programs.

Newark residents are asked to leave donations in a bag with a Republic-provided coupon attached and place at the curbside on their service day. The coupon allows Republic drivers to identify and collect the material appropriately. Coupons can be found in the Tri-City Voice newspaper, Newark Patch, www.lov.org, http://violablythe.org, or by contacting Republic Services at 510-657-3500.

ÒThis is a wonderful service Republic is providing for the community. LOV really appreciates being a recipient of much needed food and new toys for our holiday programs,Ó said LOV Executive Director Shirley Sisk. ÒThe toys and food will help make this a wonderful Christmas for many families.Ó

The curbside food and toy collection is a commitment made through RepublicÕs franchise agreement with the City of Newark which began June 1. Republic also provides a similar service with much success in the City of Milpitas in partnership with the Jack Emery Food Drive.

ÒPlacing food and toys at the curbside for collection is the easiest way to support to those in need during the holiday season,Ó said Republic Division Manager Pam Enriquez. ÒWe know there is great demand for assistance and providing this convenient service is the very least we can do for our community.Ó

Debbie Rodriguez (Caravalho), Executive Director of Viola Blythe Community Services, said that her organization helps more than 10,000 people annually and with funding reductions to government assistance programs, she fully expects to see this number increase.

ÒThe Viola Blythe Center is excited to join together with Republic Services in support of our holiday programs.Ê Food collected will help tremendously with our Holiday Basket Program and the toys collected will go to local children who might otherwise not receive a Christmas gift.ÊThis is a wonderful example of another company and its employees going the ÒextraÓ mile for our community.Ê We applaud Republic Services for their commitment!Ó

Republic Services has provided residential, commercial and industrial service to the Alameda County area for more than two decades. The Company employs 108 people at its Fremont office.

For more information, visit the Republic website at: republicservices.com.

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