The company has added 18 new natural gas-powered solid waste and recycling trucks to service customers throughout greater St. Louis. These units bring the total number of NGVs operated by Republic in the St. Louis area to 99, which are replacing older diesel vehicles. The waste operator previously installed a CNG fueling station to support its new fleet of trucks in St. Louis.
“We believe it is our responsibility to reduce ozone-forming emissions wherever possible,” said Tim Trost, area president of Republic Services. “With our fleet of CNG trucks, we are reducing ozone-forming emissions to levels equal to removing 495 automobiles from St. Louis roads. Our employees are proud to make a difference in their community.”
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 trucks. In addition, each new 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 2,200 NGVs and 38 CNG fueling stations nationwide. Approximately 50 percent of all Republic vehicles purchased in 2014 are powered by the domestic fuel source.
Source: Republic Services