Donald W. Slager, also known as Don, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at Republic Services, Inc. since January 1, 2011 and December 5, 2008 respectively. Mr. Slager serves at Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc. He served as the Principal Operations Officer of Republic Services, Inc. since October 2013 until June 9, 2014. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of Allied Waste Industries Inc. since June 24, 2003 and served as its Vice President since
Republic Services, Inc founded in 1996 is the second largest non-hazardous solid waste management company in the United States after Waste Management, Inc since 2008. It has been hailed on Wall Street for its increase in share price, and attracted celebrity investors Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and states' Department of Environmental Protection have levied several high-profile fines against it; In 2013 the Missouri Attorney General filed a lawsuit about an uncontrolled underground fire at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, polluting air and water and threatening adjacent West Lake Landfill which contains nuclear waste, scheduled to go to trial.