Republic Services, Inc. has deployed 107 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers in Anaheim and throughout Orange County, in the US state of California. The new CNG fleet replaced older diesel and liquefied natural gas powered trucks, and represents a significant local investment in cleaner, safer and more efficient vehicles.
“We are committed to doing our part to leave a cleaner, healthier community for our children and grandchildren,” said Ron Krall, area president of Republic Services. “With these new trucks, we are reducing ozone-forming emissions to levels equal to removing 535 automobiles off Orange County roads.”
Republic installed a natural gas fueling station to support its new fleet of CNG powered trucks in Anaheim. Some natural gas fueling stations are configured to enable CNG trucks to fuel during non-peak hours, which has the added benefit of reduced energy consumption during the refueling process.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, each new CNG solid waste and recycling truck reduces ozone-forming emissions by as much as 80 percent when compared to older diesel powered trucks.
Republic operates a fleet of more than 1,400 CNG vehicles and 26 natural gas fueling stations nationwide. Approximately 50 percent of all Republic vehicles purchased in 2013 are powered by the domestic fuel source.
(Source: Republic Services)