The Business of Garbage Is a Good One for Investors: Republic Services CEO

Republic Services CEO Donald Slager is bullish on the outlook for the waste management business.
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Republic Services (RSG) - Get Report president and CEO Donald Slager makes the case to potential investors pretty simple.

"Garbage is good," Slager tells TheStreet (TST) - Get Report . "People like the stability of our cash flow and the predictability of what we do with that cash flow." Slager says Republic Services will return $3 billion of cash to shareholders over the next three years in buybacks and dividends.

It also helps to deliver good quarters, too. The company's first quarter adjusted earnings surged 35% from the prior year, fueled by strength in the large container business.

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