Uwharrie Environmental is owned and operated by Republic Services, Inc. Republic Services is a leading provider of services in the domestic, non-hazardous solid waste industry. Operating in 21 states, Republic has over 13,000 employees and is active nationally in the support of the American Red Cross and the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Republic Services also is an advocate for the homeless, humane societies, and biomedical research. Locally, Uwharrie Environmental supports many local charities, civic and fundraising events.