At the end of December, Republic Services announced the deployment of 79 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks, now serving customers throughout greater Indianapolis. The new CNG fleet will replace older diesel powered trucks, and represents a considerable local investment in cleaner and more efficient vehicles.
"We are committed to doing our part to give back to the communities we are privileged to serve every day," said Travis Simpson, area president of Republic Services. "One way we give back is by leaving a cleaner and healthier community for future generations. With these new trucks, we are reducing ozone-forming emissions to levels equal to removing 395 automobiles off local roads this year, and in the next year 70% of our local fleet will be powered by compressed natural gas. Our employees are proud to make a difference in their community."
Republic has installed two natural gas fuelling stations to support its new CNG fleet in Indianapolis. The stations enable CNG trucks to fuel during non-peak hours, which has the added benefit of reduced energy consumption during the refuelling process.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), each new CNG solid waste and recycling truck reduces ozone-forming emissions by as much as 80% in comparison 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 over 1400 CNG vehicles and 26 natural gas fuelling stations across the US. Approximately 50% of all Republic vehicles bought in 2013 are powered by the domestic fuel source.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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