Washington, D.C. 20549

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): February 11, 2021
Republic Services, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 1-14267 65-0716904
(State or other jurisdiction of
 (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)

18500 North Allied Way  
Phoenix, Arizona 85054
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (480627-2700
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class
Trading Symbol
Name of exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
New York Stock Exchange

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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

As previously reported, the Board of Directors and stockholders of Republic Services, Inc. (the “Company”) approved and adopted the Republic Services, Inc. 2021 Stock Incentive Plan (the “2021 Plan”). On February 11, 2021, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Committee”), which is authorized to administer the 2021 Plan and grant awards thereunder, adopted forms of restricted stock unit and performance share award agreements applicable to executive officer, other senior executives, and other employees. The forms of award agreements for performance share and restricted stock unit awards will be utilized for these awards under the 2021 Plan until the Committee determines otherwise.

These forms of award agreements are substantially consistent with the previously disclosed forms of award agreements utilized by the Company for awards of performance shares and restricted stock units under the Company’s Amended and Restated 2007 Stock Incentive Plan, which was superseded by the 2021 Plan.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date:February 17, 2021By:  /s/ Catharine D. Ellingsen
  Catharine D. Ellingsen
  Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary