The company has added 14 new CNG solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers throughout the greater Eastside. This addition brings the total number of natural gas vehicles operated by Republic in the greater Puget Sound area to 109. The new trucks replace older diesel-powered trucks, and represent a significant local investment in cleaner, safer and more efficient vehicles.
“The Pacific Northwest is known for its pristine environment and considerable natural beauty, and we believe in doing our part to preserve this for future generations,” said Mike Huycke, area president of Republic Services. “We have a long-standing commitment to reducing carbon emissions locally, and our employees are proud to continue to make a difference with our latest CNG fleet deployment.”
Republic Services first installed a natural gas fueling station at its Bellevue location in 2010, and recently completed construction to expand CNG truck capacity at the station. It operates a total fleet of more than 2,200 NGVs and 38 fueling stations nationwide.
The company employs approximately 500 team members in the Puget Sound area, and serves more than 150,000 households and nearly 11,000 commercial customers. It provides service to several municipalities in King County, including the cities of Bellevue, Clyde Hill, Kenmore, Kent, Medina, Mercer Island, North Bend, Lake Forest Park, and Sammamish, as well as unincorporated parts of the County. Republic Services also processes recycled items for the City of Seattle.
Source: Republic Services