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Republic Services' San Diego-Area Compost Facility Named Industry's Best
Earlier this year,
The solar-powered operation utilizes 144 photovoltaic panels and a battery backup system to power everything from blowers and temperature probes used in the composting process to air conditioning in the facility's office. This advanced technology extends to the control systems, which can be remotely operated from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Because the facility operates entirely off the grid, municipal customers are able to deliver on their own climate action goals, supporting energy independence and helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Republic operates 12 compost facilities in five states, recycling more than 2 billion pounds of food and yard waste in 2021. Organics recycling directly supports the Company's sustainability goal of increasing the recovery and circularity of key materials by 40% by 2030. Republic's leadership in organics recycling was previously recognized by NWRA, which named
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