Republic Services, Inc. (Republic) is a provider of services in the domestic non-hazardous solid waste industry. Republic provides non-hazardous solid waste collection services for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers through 334 collection operations in 39 states and Puerto Rico. The Company owns or operates 194 transfer stations, 191 active solid waste landfills and 74 materials recovery facilities. It also operates 69 landfill gas and renewable energy projects. The Company operates in four geographical segments: Eastern, Midwestern, Southern and Western. Its residential collection operations involve the curbside collection of refuse from small containers into collection vehicles for transport to transfer stations or directly to landfills. Its commercial and industrial collection operations supply the customers with waste containers of varying sizes.