Heard on the Curb-Archive September

[av_one_full first min_height='av-equal-height-column' vertical_alignment='av-align-top' space='' margin='0px' margin_sync='true' padding='0px' padding_sync='true' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' radius_sync='true' background_color='' src='' attachment='' attachment_size='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Heard_header-1030x103.jpg' attachment='742' attachment_size='large' align='left' styling='no-styling' hover='' link='' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [/av_one_full] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#d01947' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_two_fifth first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading heading='Louisiana Driver Cedrick K Rescues Deer on his Route' tag='h3' style='' size='' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' padding='10' color='' custom_font='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] While driving his route, Cedrick K., of Minden, LA, saw a deer in the middle of the road that would not move. His heart is so big he couldn't bear the thought of the deer getting hit. So, he got out of his truck, gently picked up the deer and put him on the side of the road for safety. Thank you for your act of kindness, Cedrick!
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='10' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] posted 11/06/2018
[/av_textblock] [/av_two_fifth][av_one_third min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Deer-story.png' attachment='6570' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='lightbox' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [/av_one_third][av_one_full first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading heading='Pine Ridge Landfill Employee in Griffin, GA Saves Driver' tag='h3' style='' size='' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' padding='10' color='' custom_font='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] A residential driver was saved by our quick-thinking landfill employee, Lashunda J., when she noticed the back of his truck was on fire after leaving the scale house. She immediately sprang into action to get the driver’s attention, and thank goodness she succeeded because soon after the driver stopped, the middle of the truck burst into flames. The driver escaped the cab before the smoke and fire consumed his truck.  He was grateful to Lashunda and thanked her swift action in warning him. Great work, Lashunda!
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='10' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] posted 08/22/2018
[/av_textblock] [/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading tag='h3' padding='10' heading='San Antonio Driver Helps Track Down Stolen Jeep' color='' style='' custom_font='' size='' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg='' av-desktop-hide='' av-medium-hide='' av-small-hide='' av-mini-hide='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size=''][/av_heading] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Heard-on-the-Curb_Stolen-Jeep-Story.jpg' attachment='5093' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] One of our dedicated drivers in San Antonio, TX helped locate a stolen Jeep. The driver, wishing to remain unnamed, spotted the stolen car while driving his daily route. After alerting police, the driver placed one of the dumpsters behind the car just in case someone tried taking it again and remained on site until the police arrived. The owner of the car and her family are grateful to the driver and happy to have the vehicle back. Employees like this driver exemplify the smart, dedicated people we are thankful to have on our team.

Watch the local news story here!
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='10' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] posted 08/22/2018
[/av_textblock] [/av_one_full] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='800px' custom_border_color='#004a7c' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_one_full first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading tag='h3' padding='10' heading='Salem, OR Driver Saves the Day' color='' style='' custom_font='' size='' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg='' av-desktop-hide='' av-medium-hide='' av-small-hide='' av-mini-hide='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Recently, driver Jorge C. was on route and was flagged down by a resident. The woman, who was on the phone with 911 at the time, shared with Jorge that there was a fire in her kitchen and asked if he could help her. Using his OSHA Training, Jorge retrieved his fire extinguisher and entered the home and extinguished the fire. Soon after, first responders arrived and commended Jorge for his quick thinking, noting that he saved the homeowners house. Great job, Jorge!
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='10' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] posted 08/15/2018
[/av_textblock] [/av_one_full] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#004a7c' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_one_full first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading tag='h3' padding='10' heading='Henderson Driver Saves Customer' color='' style='' custom_font='' size='' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg='' av-desktop-hide='' av-medium-hide='' av-small-hide='' av-mini-hide='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Summer in the desert brings scorching, dangerous triple digit heat.  So, when driver Rick L. saw an elderly customer lying face down on the hot asphalt, he knew he needed to help immediately. Rick soon learned, the 90-year-old man had fallen while trying to pick us his newspaper. With his cane out of reach and no one in sight, the customer laid on the pavement, receiving third degree burns. Rick carried the man to his home, located his daughter, called for help and waited for help to arrive. Thank you, Rick, for being a hero to someone in need!
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='10' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] posted 08/02/2018
[/av_textblock] [/av_one_full] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#004a7c' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_two_fifth first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Supervisors-to-the-Rescue.jpg' attachment='4938' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='lightbox' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [/av_two_fifth] [av_three_fifth min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading tag='h3' padding='10' heading='Anaheim, CA Supervisors to the Rescue' color='' style='' custom_font='' size='' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg='' av-desktop-hide='' av-medium-hide='' av-small-hide='' av-mini-hide='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] When Residential Ops Supervisors Rudy V. and Eduardo R. noticed smoke coming from a home in a residential neighborhood, they immediately sprang to action. Rushing to the home and discovering it was on fire, they called 911 and then began checking to see if anyone was inside. The team discovered an older man and his granddaughter in the house and quickly ushered them to safety. Great job, team!
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='10' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] posted 08/01/2018
[/av_textblock] [/av_three_fifth] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#004a7c' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_one_full first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading tag='h3' padding='10' heading='Athens, TX Drivers Make a Difference' color='' style='' custom_font='' size='' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg='' av-desktop-hide='' av-medium-hide='' av-small-hide='' av-mini-hide='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Serving our customers is more than just collecting recycling and waste. It’s about going the extra mile to be good neighbors. When Athens, TX customer, Sally J., passed away, her daughter, Cindy, called the Company to let us know how much her mom appreciated drivers Zach C. and Ken C. According to Cindy, Zach and Ken always checked on her mom and helped her when they could. Their service went above and beyond their roles and earned them a special place in Sally’s heart. Thank you Zach, Ken and all of our drivers across the Company for the difference you make in our customers’ lives every day. Keep up the great work!
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='10' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] posted 08/01/2018
[/av_textblock] [/av_one_full] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#004a7c' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_three_fifth first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading heading='Littlest Truck Fan Thanks New Orleans Driver' tag='h3' style='' size='' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' padding='10' color='' custom_font='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Six year old McKenzie is resident in one of the apartments on front-load driver Kirby T.’s route. Every time he stops to service the containers, she watches with excitement as he operates the mechanical lift and raises the containers into the air. One day she decided it was time to let Kirby know he had a fan. So, with the help of her parents, she wrote him a small note and dropped it from her apartment balcony.
[/av_textblock] [/av_three_fifth] [av_two_fifth min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Republic-News.jpg' attachment='4913' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='lightbox' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [/av_two_fifth] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#d01947' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_one_full first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading heading='Minnesota Driver Gives Best Birthday Present' tag='h3' style='' size='' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' padding='10' color='' custom_font='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Employees at our Blaine Hauling Division have the privilege of servicing Logan and his family each week. And as a thank you, Logan often has a small gift of appreciation waiting for the drivers.

Recently, Logan’s family invited us to come and surprise Logan at his birthday party. Residential Driver Jeff D. stopped by after his route to give Logan a birthday card signed by Blaine Hauling staff and a Republic Services Truck. As you can see from the photos, Logan had the best birthday ever!

Here’s a thank you from Logan’s mom:
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg='']

“Logan has autism and his fixation has always been garbage trucks. It is one of the few things that light up his world! We are so thankful for kind people like you who find joy in making kids’ days!

This was the BEST birthday party EVER. I cannot thank you and Jeff enough for making our kid’s day. We don't see joy in Logan too often and today was magical.”

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] –Steph, Customer
New Brighton, Minnesota
[/av_textblock] [av_gallery ids='4845,4846,4854,4855' style='big_thumb' preview_size='large' crop_big_preview_thumbnail='avia-gallery-big-crop-thumb' thumb_size='thumbnail' columns='5' imagelink='lightbox' lazyload='avia_lazyload' admin_preview_bg=''] [/av_one_full] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#d01947' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_one_full first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading heading='Texas Driver Finds Lost Boy' tag='h3' style='' size='' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' padding='10' color='' custom_font='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] As Driver David D. was fueling his truck at a gas station in Cleveland, Texas, he witnessed a toddler walking out of the nearby woods. As the boy walked up to David, he could see the child was alone. David immediately took the child into the gas station to try and locate the boy’s parents; however, they were nowhere to be found. David then notified the authorities and waited with the boy until they arrived.
[/av_textblock] [/av_one_full] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#004a7c' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_two_third first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading heading='Kentucky Driver First on Scene of Accident' tag='h3' style='' size='' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' padding='10' color='' custom_font='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Roll-Off Driver Jayson R. was traveling on a Kentucky interstate when a car ran off the road and flipped in front of his vehicle. Without hesitating, Jayson pulled over to help the driver. He quickly assessed the situation and was able to free the lady from her vehicle. After leaving the scene, Jayson stated, “I hope someone would have done the same for me.”
[/av_textblock] [/av_two_third] [av_one_third min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Jayson-R..jpg' attachment='4708' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [/av_one_third] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#004a7c' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_one_full first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading tag='h3' padding='10' heading='Texas Customer Receives Some Republic Love' color='' style='' custom_font='' size='' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg='' av-desktop-hide='' av-medium-hide='' av-small-hide='' av-mini-hide='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Check out this sweet boy’s reaction when he receives some Republic goodies from one of our residential drivers. Click here to see the video.
[/av_textblock] [/av_one_full] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#004a7c' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_one_half first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading heading='Virginia Drivers Make Boys Day' tag='h3' style='blockquote modern-quote' size='30' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' padding='10' color='' custom_font='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Recently, Albert J. and Dion S. made one little Republic Services fan extra happy when they surprised him with his very own Republic Roll-Off truck! Each Friday when Albert and Dion service their route, they are greeted with a huge smile and wave from the little guy!
[/av_textblock] [/av_one_half] [av_one_half min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Boyt-Truck.jpg' attachment='4641' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='lightbox' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [/av_one_half] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='800px' custom_border_color='#004a7c' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_one_full first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading heading='Shout Out from Massachusetts' tag='h3' style='blockquote modern-quote' size='30' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' padding='10' color='' custom_font='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Check out this Facebook post from one of our customers in Andover. Such a great example of how Residential Driver Juan G. goes above and beyond while servicing his route.
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg='']

“Every Tuesday morning, my two-year-old waits by the front door for the ‘gahhbyyy ruckkk’ to come. And every Tuesday morning, our amazing garbage man waves and honks and dumps the trash so Wyatt can watch. Today, he brought Wyatt his own toy garbage truck and his mind was blown! Thank you for having such stellar employees who makes a two-year-old’s day!”

[/av_textblock] [/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Juan-photo-collage.jpg' attachment='4588' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='lightbox' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [/av_one_full] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#004a7c' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_three_fifth first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading heading='Praises from Buda, Texas' tag='h3' style='blockquote modern-quote' size='30' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' padding='10' color='' custom_font='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Check out this note about Residential Driver Tommy:
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg='']

“My family and I live in Buda, and my 4-year old son absolutely loves trash day. He loves the trucks, knows all the terminology regarding the trucks, and even has his own vest that he puts on for trash day.

Tommy has been our usual driver since we moved into our neighborhood, and I must say that he is the PRIME example of what you would look for in a GREAT employee! He has gone out of his way to make people feel great by his exemplary work ethic and ability to go above and beyond his normal work duties.

I just wanted to reach out and share this on-going positive experience that my family, fellow neighbors, and community have because of Tommy.”

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Brian M., Customer
[/av_textblock] [/av_three_fifth] [av_two_fifth min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Photo-1_Tommy.jpg' attachment='4561' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='lightbox' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Photo-2_Tommy.jpg' attachment='4562' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='lightbox' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [/av_two_fifth] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#004a7c' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='yes' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_one_third first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading heading='Touch A Truck ' tag='h3' style='blockquote modern-quote' size='30' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' padding='10' color='' custom_font='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] General Manager Tim O. and Driver of the Year Finalist Greg R. paid a visit to a local school in York, Pennsylvania, to share “Trash Truck” excitement with Tim’s granddaughter and her classmates.
[/av_textblock] [/av_one_third] [av_one_third min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Touch-A-Truck-Photo-2.jpg' attachment='4467' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='lightbox' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [/av_one_third] [av_one_third min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Touch-A-Truck-photo-1.jpg' attachment='4466' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='lightbox' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [/av_one_third] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='10000px' custom_border_color='#004a7c' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_two_fifth first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Bunny.png' attachment='4424' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='lightbox' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [/av_two_fifth] [av_three_fifth min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading tag='h3' padding='10' heading='Bunny Saved by Pennsylvania Employee' color='' style='blockquote modern-quote' custom_font='' size='30' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg='' av-desktop-hide='' av-medium-hide='' av-small-hide='' av-mini-hide='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] It’s not every day that Residential Helper Sal L. returns from his route in Allentown, Pennsylvania, with a new pet. But that’s just what happened when he found a baby bunny one day.

Given the little guy’s size, it’s safe to say it was more than luck that allowed Sal to notice something so tiny.

“As drivers and helpers, we are trained to stay extremely aware and notice all kinds of little movements and details during our routes.”

-Sal

And what a lucky save for the little bunny. With experience raising bunnies, Sal didn’t think twice about bringing him home and making him a part of the family.
[/av_textblock] [/av_three_fifth] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#d01947' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_one_half first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading heading='Child Thanks Virginia Driver for Toy Truck' tag='h3' style='blockquote modern-quote' size='30' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' padding='10' color='' custom_font='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Niles loves to see Driver Gene B. and the big blue truck come through his neighborhood each week. Recently, Gene gave Niles a garbage truck of his very own. To thank Gene, Niles created this card.
[/av_textblock] [/av_one_half] [av_one_half min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Thank-you-Photo.jpg' attachment='4383' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='lightbox' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Thank-you-letter.jpg' attachment='4382' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [/av_one_half] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#d01947' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_two_third first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading heading='A Visit to One of Republic’s Biggest Fans' tag='h3' style='blockquote modern-quote' size='30' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' padding='10' color='' custom_font='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Our Imperial Valley, California, team recently came together to surprise one of our biggest fans.  Operations Supervisor Shirley R., Credit and Collections Specialist Veronica N., Residential Driver Jose A., and Division Manager German H. paid a visit to 4-year-old Zachariah. And they didn’t come empty-handed.

With a tote full of Republic goodies, Zachariah soon found himself rockin’ a Company hat while honking the horn of one of our trucks. Needless to say, when our Imperial Valley team later left the little boy’s house, he was grinning ear to ear.

Check out the email the team later received from Zachariah’s mom:
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg='']

“Thank you again for coming by our house today! Zachariah was a little overwhelmed but so excited! It has been all that he has talked about since you left the house. He loves the trucks and gifts that you gave him. It dawned on me a few minutes ago that he loves the garbage man so much that even for his drive movie day at school (last December when they make a car out of a box) we made a garbage truck to sit in. Thank you for thinking of him and taking the time to make his day - actually his year!”

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Carrie F., Customer
[/av_textblock] [/av_two_third] [av_one_third min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Zachariah.jpg' attachment='4349' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='lightbox' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Zachariah-2.jpg' attachment='4348' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [/av_one_third] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#d01947' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_two_third first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading heading='Give These Texas Employees a Round of… Water' tag='h3' style='blockquote modern-quote' size='30' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' padding='10' color='' custom_font='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] With an 8-month drought, fires are a very real and very dangerous threat to the Texas panhandle these days. When a fire broke out on the side of a road, Driver Jeremiah J. used his fire extinguisher to help extinguish the flames.

When Operations Manager Tom M. heard about the fire, he asked his team to bring the water truck to the site and douse the smoldering.

A big thanks to Tom, Jeremiah and team for not only taking action in helping extinguish this fire, but doing the same thing a month earlier when a fire started at a brush site.
[/av_textblock] [/av_two_third] [av_one_third min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/file-5.jpeg' attachment='4234' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='lightbox' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [/av_one_third] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#d01947' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_one_full first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading heading='Local Chamber Turns to Social Media for Republic Shout Out' tag='h3' style='blockquote modern-quote' size='30' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' padding='10' color='' custom_font='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Recently, the Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce toured our local recycling center and transfer station in Oregon. Check out what they posted on Facebook:

This morning, I went on a ride-along with Republic Services Drivers Ishmael (Ish), Kerry and Roberto. Today's connection with these drivers provided an opportunity to get to know Republic Services from an out and about service perspective, including a dump trip to the Marion Resource Recovery Facility.

Thanks to Republic Services working to keep our Woodburn area community clean!

Check out some pics of the whirlwind experience.
[/av_textblock] [av_slideshow size='gallery' animation='slide' autoplay='false' interval='5' control_layout='av-control-default'] [av_slide id='4171' slide_type='' video='http://' mobile_image='' video_ratio='16:9' video_controls='' video_mute='' video_loop='' video_autoplay='' title='' link_apply='' link='' link_target='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size=''][/av_slide] [av_slide id='4172' slide_type='' video='http://' mobile_image='' video_ratio='16:9' video_controls='' video_mute='' video_loop='' video_autoplay='' title='' link_apply='' link='' link_target='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size=''][/av_slide] [av_slide id='4173' slide_type='' video='http://' mobile_image='' video_ratio='16:9' video_controls='' video_mute='' video_loop='' video_autoplay='' title='' link_apply='' link='' link_target='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size=''][/av_slide] [av_slide id='4174' slide_type='' video='http://' mobile_image='' video_ratio='16:9' video_controls='' video_mute='' video_loop='' video_autoplay='' title='' link_apply='' link='' link_target='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size=''][/av_slide] [av_slide id='4175' slide_type='' video='http://' mobile_image='' video_ratio='16:9' video_controls='' video_mute='' video_loop='' video_autoplay='' title='' link_apply='' link='' link_target='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size=''][/av_slide] [/av_slideshow] [/av_one_full] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#003660' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_one_fourth first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/IMG_0133_1523634704146.jpg' attachment='4112' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='lightbox' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DriverandChild.jpg' attachment='4111' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='lightbox' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [/av_one_fourth] [av_three_fourth min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading heading='Making a Difference in Louisiana' tag='h3' style='blockquote modern-quote' size='30' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' padding='10' color='' custom_font='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Residential Swing Driver LaQuint M. in Bossier City, Louisiana, has made a special little friend on his route. Two-year old Waylon never fails to come outside to see LaQuint come by and toot his horn for him. And LaQuint couldn’t be happier to do it as he looks forward to seeing the child’s smiling face each week.

Recently, LaQuint gave Waylon a Republic toy truck, creating an extra special day for the child. It’s actions like these that separate Republic from others in the industry.

Great job making a difference, LaQuint!
[/av_textblock] [/av_three_fourth] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#004a7c' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_two_third first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading tag='h3' padding='10' heading='Driver’s Act of Kindness Gets Noticed ' color='' style='blockquote modern-quote' custom_font='' size='30' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg='' av-desktop-hide='' av-medium-hide='' av-small-hide='' av-mini-hide='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] When Commercial Driver Eddie S. from Kent, Washington, saw an elderly woman fall off a curb, he pulled his truck over and ran to help her. With Eddie by her side, the woman was able to get up. He stayed with her until she assured him she was ok and was able to continue walking.

Another woman witnessed the event and was so impressed with how Eddie responded to the situation, that she called in to our local facility.

These acts of kindness make a difference in the communities we serve. A big thank you to Eddie and all of our frontline employees who respond similarly in times of need.
[/av_textblock] [/av_two_third] [av_one_third min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Shillinglaw-Eddie.jpg' attachment='4109' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='lightbox' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [/av_one_third] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#004a7c' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='yes' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_one_full first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading tag='h3' padding='10' heading='Indiana Driver Saves Man’s Life' color='' style='blockquote modern-quote' custom_font='' size='30' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg='' av-desktop-hide='' av-medium-hide='' av-small-hide='' av-mini-hide='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Residential Driver John T. of Chesteron, Indiana only did what he hopes someone would do for him in the event of an emergency. Check out this social media post calling out John’s heroic actions that saved a life.
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg='']

“Early yesterday morning – around 5:30 a.m. – I was on my way to work passing the recycling company when my tire blew out. I hit a patch of ice and slid off the road. When I turned the wheel to get back onto the road, I flipped my truck about 5 times and ended up on the roof of the truck in a ditch full of water. I was lying in that cold water for 45 minutes before anybody came to help.

Luckily, a garbage truck driver was driving by and noticed my truck upside down but running. He stopped, came up to my truck and yelled to see if anyone was inside. I was yelling for help, stuck in the truck.

Whoever that garbage truck driver was, he was my angel – he saved my life. You never know what can happen day-to-day, so count your blessings.”

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] What this gentleman didn’t mention is that once John heard the man yelling for help, he called the paramedics. Shortly after, the man was safely removed from the truck and taken to the hospital.

Great job taking action in a time of great need, John!
[/av_textblock] [/av_one_full] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#d01947' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_one_full first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading heading='Safe Driving in Colorado Gets Customer Praise' tag='h3' style='blockquote modern-quote' size='30' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' padding='10' color='' custom_font='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Check out this shout out for Residential Driver Zach L. in Denver, Colorado.
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg='']

“Zach saw my granddaughter and waved. He gave me a cheery hello and a small horn toot. A few minutes later, he came back picking up the opposite side of the street. He saw me loading the car and immediately ground to a crawl looking for my granddaughter again, making sure she was nowhere in the street. She wasn’t – she was clutching my leg, but he made sure he saw her. That is a first-class driver!”

[/av_textblock] [/av_one_full] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#d01947' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_two_third first min_height='av-equal-height-column' vertical_alignment='av-align-top' space='' margin='0px' margin_sync='true' padding='0px' padding_sync='true' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' radius_sync='true' background_color='' src='' attachment='' attachment_size='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading heading='Oregon Driver Stops to Help Customer' tag='h3' style='blockquote modern-quote' size='30' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' padding='10' color='' custom_font='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] A customer’s day came to a screeching halt when she couldn’t locate her car key fob. Thankfully, Corvallis Collection Driver Charlie P. stopped his truck to help her look for it. Together, they were able to find the fob. Thanks, Charlie, for going the extra mile for our customers!
[/av_textblock] [/av_two_third] [av_one_third min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/0412.jpg' attachment='3853' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='lightbox' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [/av_one_third] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#d01947' custom_margin_top='10px' custom_margin_bottom='10px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_three_fourth first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading tag='h3' padding='10' heading='Florida Employees Help Find Missing Cat in Landfill' color='' style='blockquote modern-quote' custom_font='' size='30' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg='' av-desktop-hide='' av-medium-hide='' av-small-hide='' av-mini-hide='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] When Cherie couldn’t find her cat Galt, she had a sinking feeling he was hiding in a couch that her neighbors placed on the curb for bulk pick up.

Cherie headed over to the local hauling station in search of the couch and Galt. But even with the help of the local police department and the on-site supervisor, she couldn’t find him.

But there was a glimmer of hope when Cherie learned the dumpster that contained the couch would be transported to the local landfill for a more thorough search. Better yet, Cherie was allowed to be on site when it happened.

The next day, Cherie and landfill employees located the couch and cut open the back. That’s where they found Galt, who was a little scared but unharmed.

“We were all concerned that if we did find Galt, he would run. But Galt was brave and sunk into my arms. He knew he was safe and going home,” Cherie said.

A big shout-out to Operations Manager Brian L., Operations Supervisor Scott F. and Roll-Off Driver Ed A.

“I will always be grateful for the way Scott handled the situation and went out of his way to help me, and especially Galt,” Cherie said.
[/av_textblock] [/av_three_fourth] [av_one_fourth min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Scott-the-Rescuer-1.jpg' attachment='3825' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='lightbox' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [/av_one_fourth] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#004a7c' custom_margin_top='10px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_one_full first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading heading='Customer Service that Goes a Long Way' tag='h3' style='blockquote modern-quote' size='30' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' padding='10' color='' custom_font='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Residential Driver Ron J. has been servicing his route in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, for 20 years. Saying he’s developed some friendships along the way with his customers is an understatement. You know how we know? Check out this story.

A competitor recently came through the neighborhoods Ron services trying to get customers to switch waste companies. Not only was the competitor unsuccessful in converting any customers, but these loyal folks sent in numerous notes to our local facility telling us why they would never leave Republic. They all mentioned the same reason – their loyalty was simply because of Ron.

Recently, Operations Supervisor Amy P. went on a ride-along to meet one of Ron’s customers. When they arrived at the customer’s house, little Grayson was there to greet them wearing his Republic Services hat. (Amy later learned Ron had given him the hat.)

It was only when Grayson’s parents sent Amy this email and photos that she fully understood the young boy’s love for Ron and garbage trucks.
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg='']

“Our son has always been a truck boy. He loves construction vehicles, dump trucks, cement mixers, you name it. But his absolute favorite is garbage trucks! On Tuesdays when Grayson is home from pre-school, we walk around the neighborhood looking for garbage trucks. Ron always honks and waves and it makes Gray's day!

One day, Ron stopped at our house and got out to give Grayson a toy Republic Services garbage truck! Of all his trucks and toys, this is a favorite of his. He calls it his Ronald Truck! Ron was also kind enough to give Grayson an official Republic Services hat. Which you may have guessed, he calls his Ronald Hat and is also a favorite of his. Tuesday used to be our garbage truck day but now it is Ronald Day!

For Grayson's 3rd birthday, we asked him what kind of cake he wanted....a garbage truck cake, of course! We brought his Ronald Truck to the local bakery and they were able to create an awesome Ronald Truck Cake that our son still talks about at least once a week.

Ron's kind personality comes across every day. We always see him chatting with neighbors, giving a friendly honk or stopping on his route to give biscuits to dogs. And, while Ron is always kind and courteous to everyone, he has gone above and beyond to make our garbage truck-obsessed little boy feel special, and for that we are especially grateful!”

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Nancy K., Customer
Doylestown, PA
[/av_textblock] [/av_one_full] [av_one_third first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/CustomerService-1.png' attachment='3772' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='lightbox' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [/av_one_third] [av_one_third min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/CustomerService-2.png' attachment='3773' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='lightbox' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [/av_one_third] [av_one_third min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_image src='https://bluenationonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/CustomerService-3.png' attachment='3774' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='lightbox' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' animation='no-animation' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [/av_one_third] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#d01947' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_one_full first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_heading heading='Driver Returns Lost Wallet' tag='h3' style='blockquote modern-quote' size='30' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' padding='10' color='' custom_font='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Commercial Driver Robert D. was driving his route in Fall River, Massachusetts, when he noticed a lost wallet. Robert turned it into Operations Manager Brian P. Dispatch Lead Jessica M. was able to jump in and help locate the owner of the wallet. After the wallet was returned, Jessica received the note below from the young woman who was beyond grateful for their efforts.
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg='']

“Hi, Jessica!

Thank you so much for returning my wallet to me! Everything is in place. Hope the good deeds that I’ve received get back to you and your colleagues.

I would really like to have Robert recognized for such a wonderful deed. It is not often that you would have someone honest enough to turn in a wallet and leave everything in place, including the money inside.”

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] If those kind words weren’t enough, the young woman also brought by pastries thanking Robert for his good deed.
[/av_textblock] [/av_one_full] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='1000px' custom_border_color='#d01947' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_one_third first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''][/av_one_third] [av_hr class='default' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='50px' custom_border_color='' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='yes' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' av-desktop-hide='' av-medium-hide='' av-small-hide='' av-mini-hide=''] [av_one_full first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''][/av_one_full]