Republic Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling, and disposal services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in the United States. It operates through three segments: East, Central, and West. The company’s residential collection operations include the curbside collection of refuse from small containers into collection vehicles for transport to transfer stations, or directly to landfills or recycling centers; and commercial and industrial collection operations comprise supplying waste containers, renting compactors to large waste generators, and collecting containers or compacted waste and transport the waste to transfer station or landfill for disposal. It is also involved in the processing and sale of old corrugated cardboard, old newspapers, aluminum, glass, and other materials; and provision of landfills services. As of December 31, 2014, the company owned and operated 340 collection operations, 198 transfer stations, 189 active solid waste landfills, and 60 recycling centers in 39 states and Puerto Rico. It also operates 72 landfill gas and renewable energy projects. Republic Services, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.