City Council Approves New Residential Recycling Contract with Republic Services

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – At today’s regularly scheduled City council meeting, Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo and Council Members approved a new contract between the City of Corpus Christi and Republic Services. The current contract between the City and Republic Services expires at the end of this month. The length of the newly approved contract is for three years with options for three, three-year extensions.

Republic Services has operated a Recycling Sorting Center here in Corpus Christi since 2011 when the city launched its single stream recycling program. Single-stream recycling means there is no need to separate different recycling materials such as paper, plastic, and aluminum into separate bins.

Nearly 200 tons of recyclables is collected each week and transported to Republic Services where the loads are filtered into a two-story sorting machine.

The recyclables are sorted, compressed into bales, and transported to manufacturers who use the recycled items to produce construction material, clothing, automotive parts and more.

Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo acknowledged, “The City is committed to recycling. We want to be strong stewards of our environment.”

For more information contact Amy Gazin, Senior Public Information Officer for Solid Waste Services at (361) 826-1655 or by email at