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Case Study: How RoadRunner’s Custom Green Solutions Dazzled Pittsburgh Pride Organizers

The 2022 Pittsburgh Pride Revolution was an enormous success on two fronts. Tens of thousands turned out to display their true colors in a celebration of community. RoadRunner’s in-depth planning driven by our green technology engine meant waste management plans went off without a hitch. 

 

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Passion, Accountability: How RoadRunner Day Embodied Our Core Values

Under blue skies and sunscreen armor, hundreds of RoadRunner employees pored through fields, trails, and forest to help make the company’s hometown of Pittsburgh, PA a little greener. RoadRunner Day is an annual celebration of the hard work team members put in each and every day. It’s an event that offers a look back at how far we’ve come on this green journey together and a recognition that what we do is far greater than waste and recycling.

  Under blue skies and sunscreen armor, hundreds of RoadRunner employees pored through fields, trails, and forest to help make the company’s hometown of Pittsburgh, PA a little greener. RoadRunner Day is an annual celebration of the hard work team members put in each and every day. It’s an event that offers a look back at how far we’ve come on this green journey together and a recognition that what we do is far greater than waste and recycling.    This summer was a little different in that it offered an in-person element for those employees who wished to take part and a virtual element for those who couldn’t travel to the company’s headquarters in Pittsburgh. The day was a smashing success with a nod to our values as an enterprise and our mission to work For the Greener Good™.

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What We Learned While Volunteering At South Park

On RoadRunner Day 2019 we volunteered at South Park, one of the nine parks operated by Allegheny County. We spent the day clearing foliage to make room for plant & vegetation growth, picking up litter, and we learned a whole lot along the way. Read on to learn more about our volunteer experience, and what we can do to help preserve the local parks in your area!

  Although our company is rooted in recycling, it’s important to all of us at RoadRunner that we give back to our local communities & the causes we believe in. On RoadRunner Day 2019 (RoadRunner's fifth anniversary) we volunteered at South Park, one of the nine parks operated by Allegheny County. We spent the day clearing foliage to make room for plant & vegetation growth, picking up 40+ bags of litter, and we learned a whole lot along the way. Read on to learn more about our volunteer experience, our conversation with Lead Supervisory Park Ranger for Allegheny County Parks, Braden Meiter, and what we can all do to help preserve our local parks!

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RoadRunner Volunteers With Friends of the Riverfront

RoadRunner spent the day with Friends of the Riverfront beautifying the Millvale Riverfront Trail in Pittsburgh for our annual company-wide retreat. Check out what we learned from our experience and why it’s important to keep the trails clean!

  RoadRunner Spends the Day Volunteering at Millvale Riverfront Trail

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RecycleMore Launch at RoadRunner HQ

Our headquarters moved to Pittsburgh in 2017 and from the get-go, we knew it was imperative to introduce our RecycleMore program in our office. In this post, you will discover how RecycleMore laid the foundation for an effective recycling program.

  RoadRunner Introduces RecycleMore To Their Headquarters

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RoadRunner Lends A Helping Hand at the 27th Annual Potomac River Cleanup

Last weekend spring cleaning was underway in Washington D.C. thanks to 1481 volunteers. Among the volunteers were RoadRunner Recycling employees who, even in their free time, exhibit their passion for trash – or proper management of trash more accurately.

 Last weekend spring cleaning was underway in Washington D.C. thanks to 1481 volunteers for the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s 27th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. Among the volunteers were RoadRunner Recycling employees who, even in their free time, exhibit their passion for trash – or proper management of trash more accurately.

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A Message From Our Founder

  THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER by Graham Rihn   There has to be a better way. We all want something better. A better way to store files; a better way to run payroll; a better way to find a ride home. These moments of wanting something better are what inspire, or fulfill, big ideas and transformational products. My desire for “a better way” involves recycling.

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