These excerpts taken from the RSG 10-K filed Feb 21, 2008.
CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
We consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statements (Form S-8 Nos. 333-81801, 333-78125, 333-45542 and 333-104048) pertaining to the Republic Services 401(k) Plan, 1998 Stock Incentive Plan, Republic Services, Inc. Amended and Restated Employee Stock Purchase Plan, and Republic Services, Inc. Amended and Restated 1998 Stock Incentive Plan, respectively, of our reports dated February 20, 2008, with respect to the consolidated financial statements and schedule of Republic Services, Inc. and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting of Republic Services, Inc., included in the Annual Report (Form 10-K) for the year ended December 31, 2007.
/s/ Ernst & Young LLP
Certified Public Accountants
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
February 20, 2008