Fleets in Florida, St. Louis, Oregon and California Expanded
Republic Services has been gearing up for Earth Day – this Friday, April 22 – with a bevy of announcements on new compressed natural gas-fueled refuse trucks – 124 vehicles in all.
“We believe that we have a responsibility to reduce carbon emissions whenever and wherever possible,” Republic Services Florida area president Jamey Amick said in a release.
“We are dedicated to providing our customers with outstanding service while doing business in the most sustainable manner possible,” Republic Services Northern California area president Mike Caprio, said in a subsequent announcement.
The recent Republic Services CNG fleet expansions:
- 62 new solid waste collection trucks in Florida’s Broward and Dade Counties, bringing the total number of natural gas vehicles operated by Republic in South Florida to 127;
- four new solid waste collection trucks in metropolitan St. Louis, bringing the total number of natural gas vehicles operated by Republic there to 107;
- 16 new solid waste collection trucks to the fleet in the greater Portland area, bringing the total number of natural gas vehicles operated by Republic Services in Oregon to 35; and
- 40 new solid waste collection trucks in Central Contra Costa County outside San Francisco, bringing the total number of natural gas vehicles operated by Republic in Contra Costa County to 123.
Nationwide, the company operates a fleet of approximately 2,500 CNG vehicles, supported by 38 natural gas fueling stations. Republic’s CNG-powered fleet helps to save roughly 18 million gallons of diesel fuel annually, the firm says, noting that approximately a third of all replacement vehicles purchased by Republic last year were CNG-powered.
“We expect to continue our gradual fleet conversation to CNG, which is our preferred alternative fuel technology, as part of our fleet replacement process,” a spokesman told F&F.
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Source: Republic Services with Fleets & Fuels follow-up