Introducing Committed to Serve

One way we continue to make Republic Services a great place to work and differentiate ourselves from others in the industry is by having the best employees. Thank you to everyone for your hard work and dedication through this pandemic. Your efforts are not going unnoticed. Waste collection is an essential service and our customers recognize how important our work is to not only their businesses, but to the local community as a whole. There’s been no shortage of positive and inspiring feedback about how our employees are serving our communities, while supporting local small businesses during this unprecedented time.

As we continue to serve our customers and communities through our work, we are also in a position to contribute to communities in new ways.

Last week, Jon Vander Ark’s video announced a $20 million initiative called “Committed to Serve” as a way to honor our frontline employees and support our local small business customers to help keep our communities thriving. The initiative includes weekly meals and bi-weekly gift cards to frontline employees for the next six to eight weeks.

Each of you plays an important role at Republic Services, and the Committed to Serve initiative is just one way that we are demonstrating our continued appreciation for the work that our frontline does for our Company through this unprecedented time. We hope all employees will share in our gratitude to our frontline colleagues who are hard at work servicing our customers across the country and keeping our business running every day.

 “We are proud to be a leader in our industry, and that means leading by example. Our first steps included safeguarding the health and well-being of our people and expanding benefits for all our employees,” Jon said. “We are now taking additional steps to honor the hard work and dedication of our frontline employees who are showing up day after day during this unprecedented time to serve our communities. We are excited to show our appreciation for our frontline team members while also helping to support our small business customers when they need it most.”

As another key part of the Committed to Serve initiative, Republic is donating $3 million to the Republic Services Charitable Foundation to fund its long-term nonprofit partners that operate locally and serve local communities and small businesses.

You will see more details about the Committed to Serve initiative and how you can get involved in the coming days and weeks. Thank you for your commitment to Republic every day.

Join our #CommittedToServe campaign by sharing photos and stories about how you are going above and beyond to serve our customers and support local small businesses. Share on social media by tagging Republic Services and using the hashtags #CommittedToServe and #RepublicServices or email us at

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