Republic Services replacing JRM

Arlington recycling at GreenWorks, Peabody. / Rebecca Braun photoArlington recycling at GreenWorks, Peabody, in 2019. / Rebecca Braun photo

Republic Services is the Town of Arlington's new recycling and trash contractor.

Beginning June 2, blue Republic trucks began rolling alongside JRM trucks. Many of the new employees were dressed in blue-and-yellow Republic uniforms.

As Republic learns and adjust their routes, collection times during the day may vary, so be sure to have your items on the curb no later than 7 a.m. on your collection day.

Trash routes, days of collection and all the rules of the town’s recycling/trash collection program remain the same.

Even the contact information for reaching Republic Services to report missed collections or other issues remain: 1-800-323-4285 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Republic Services is a publicly traded national recycling and waste hauler, with contracts in 47 states, serving 14 million customers and operating 71 recycling processing facilities. Municipal clients in Massachusetts include Watertown, Wakefield, Saugus, Malden and Melrose. 

On May 16, Republic Services acquired JRM Hauling and Recycling. Earlier that month, Arlington had signed a three-year contract with JRM Hauling, with the understanding that this acquisition was planned. Mergers and acquisitions have been a pattern in the waste and recycling industry nationally, the town's website says. 

Arlington DPW thanks JRM staff and management for their partnership and service over the past 10 years. 

Recycling updates can always be found at 

This news announcement was published Thursday, June 2, 2022.