Union Partner with Republic Services, Inc

CHESTER, Pa. (August 20, 2009) — Philadelphia Union announced today a local partnership that makes Republic Services, Inc. the official waste and recycling services provider for Philadelphia Union and the Chester Stadium. The multi-year service agreement and marketing partnership will also include the master plan development adjacent to the stadium.

“Republic Services is a perfect partner because of their extensive regional footprint and strong commitment to the environment,” said Philadelphia Union CEO & Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz. “With our inaugural season fast approaching, Republic Services understands the value of aligning with our organization, existing partners and loyal supporters. We welcome them into our family with open arms and look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership for years to come.”

Republic Services provides environmentally sound, cost effective service to commercial, industrial, residential and municipal customers. The company features 11 hauling divisions and more than 1,250 employees serving customers in Eastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware. Republic Services features single stream recycling, a fluid recycling process that is convenient for customers. All recyclables are placed in one container to be sorted at Republic’s material recovery facilities. Republic Services is committed to helping customers reach their goals for sustainability through consultation, innovation and environmentally safe waste management practices. 

“Republic Services is very excited to be able to align with Philadelphia Union, Chester Stadium and the development of the Delaware River waterfront as a service and marketing partner,” said Eastern Pennsylvania Area President Dean DiValerio. “This alliance is an excellent match to our 
service footprint and will boost our brand recognition efforts in the Greater Philadelphia region. 

Our long-term relationship will showcase our capabilities in providing efficient waste removal and innovative recycling solutions and will augment our commitment to working closely with the communities in which we operate.”

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Keystone Sports and Entertainment, LLC, is the Philadelphia Union ownership group. It is comprised of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of iStar Financial Jay Sugarman, CEO and Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz, Christopher and Robert Buccini and David Pollin, founding partners of the Buccini Polin Group, Swarthmore Group Chairman Jim Nevels, and Philadelphia attorney William Doran. For more information about Philadelphia Union, visit

Republic Services, Inc. is a leading provider of solid waste collection, transfer and disposal services in the United States. In Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware, Republic Services companies provide service under the division names of Republic Services, Allied Waste and McCusker & Ogborne. The company provides trash collection and recycling services to homeowners and businesses in 40 states through its 400 collection companies. Republic Services owns or operates 242 transfer stations, 213 solid waste landfills and 79 recycling facilities. The company is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and has more than 34,000 employees. For more information, visit the Republic Services web site

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