“One of the more lasting contributions we can make in our community is to protect the environment by reducing ozone-forming emissions wherever possible,” said Michael Murphy, general manager of Republic Services. “Three out of every four trucks in our local fleet will be powered by natural gas by the end of this calendar year. These trucks run cleaner and quieter, and will help to make the local environment healthier 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 NGV 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. Approximately 50 percent of all Republic vehicles purchased in 2013 are powered by the domestic fuel source.
Source: Republic Services.