Republic Services Supports Arlington Small Businesses
By Jennifer Shaver, Garbage and Recycling Division
Posted on April 20, 2020, April 20, 2020

Republic Services supports Arlington small businesses
Republic Services is supporting Arlington businesses while taking care of their crews. 

Trash and recycling collection crews are considered essential workers and provide a valuable service to our community. For the past month, Republic Services has purchased meals for its employees and their families each week to show appreciation and support for crews as well as local businesses. This includes lunch at work and a take home meal for a family of four from local restaurants such as Tipsy Oak, Grease Monkey, Marquez Bakery, Fred’s Philly Cheesesteaks, Dino’s Subs and other restaurants across The American Dream City.

On April 17, Republic Services also began giving each front-line employee a $100 gift card every other week for the next eight weeks. Republic Services encourages their employees to use those gift cards at small locally owned businesses.

“This is just another way for us to let our guys know how much we appreciate them and their hard work in serving the Arlington community,” said Richard Gelowicz, Arlington Business Unit manager. “And since our daily operations are based in Arlington, doing this also helps with supporting the community we serve.” 

Want to #shoplocal and help small businesses in Arlington, too? Check out the City of Arlington’s coronavirus website,, to find lists of Arlington restaurants that are offering delivery, take out, curbside pickup and to go orders.

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