Republic Services, Inc. has deployed an additional 49 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers throughout greater Houston. The Company has introduced a total of 104 new CNG trucks in greater Houston within the past year, replacing older diesel powered trucks.
“We are serious about reducing ozone-forming emissions whenever possible,” said Greg Rutherford, area president of Republic Services. “The new trucks represent a significant investment in the local environment, as well as in safer and more efficient operations. Our employees are proud to live and work here, and we are excited to do our part to leave a cleaner and healthier community for future generations.”
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. In addition, each new CNG truck deployed is equivalent to removing five passenger vehicles from local roads for one year, or to adding 600 mature trees into the local environment.
Republic operates a fleet of more than 1,400 CNG vehicles and 26 natural gas fueling stations nationwide, including two new stations installed to support the Texas fleet. Approximately 50 percent of all Republic vehicles purchased in 2013 are powered by the domestic fuel source.
(Source: Republic Services)