- In a newly released study, Republic Services announced that it generated $187 million in gross state product in Missouri in 2015. The annual economic impact study was conducted by Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business.
- The company had $140 million in payroll for 2,880 direct and indirect jobs. The study also found $97 million in direct purchases and $21 million in annual tax revenue impact.
- Republic has operating divisions in 26 cities and towns, including St. Louis and Kansas City, which service more than 125 municipalities in the state.
On a national scale, Republic has a gross domestic product effect of approximately $9.5 billion per year and generates more than $1.4 billion in tax revenues. The company claims to create 106,500 direct and indirect jobs and Missouri is a small but growing part of that. Republic and its subsidiaries operate more than 400 collection trucks, 10 landfills, nine transfer stations, two landfill gas-to-energy projects and two recycling centers in the state.
"Our impact in Missouri goes far beyond recycling and waste solutions," said Jeff Kintzle, area president of Republic Services, in a press release. "Whether it is job creation, tax revenues or community contributions, Republic has a sizeable impact on the economy and quality of life across the state. We are proud to do our part by investing in Missouri's vibrant future."
Republic has also been working to highlight its environmental effects, most recently with an annual sustainability report that showed benefits from the expanded use of vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). In Missouri, the company's landfill has been the subject of intense scrutiny for years and legal action is ongoing. A recent county survey didn't find any notable public health effects from the site and environmental monitoring will continue in the area.