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Republic Services Expands CNG-Powered Fleet in Phoenix

Republic Services announced the addition of four CNG solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Phoenix area. The CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered trucks and bring the total number of natural gas trucks operated by Republic Services throughout Arizona to 34.

Republic Services operates a natural gas fueling station at its Lower Buckeye location to support the expanding Phoenix-based fleet. Republic operates a total of 178 collection trucks within the Phoenix area and 280 collection trucks statewide.

“Natural gas-powered collection trucks run cleaner and quieter, providing our customers and the communities we serve with a top-notch level of customer service and minimal impact on the environment,” said Alberto Guardado, area president of Republic Services. “This CNG fleet expansion represents a significant investment in cleaner, safer and more efficient vehicles in our local Phoenix Metro area.”

Nationwide, Republic Services operates a fleet of more than 2,200 CNG vehicles and 38 natural gas fueling stations. Republic’s CNG fleet helps to save roughly 18 million gallons of diesel fuel annually. As the operator of the 8th largest vocational fleet in the country, Republic has a number of initiatives to reduce overall fuel usage, including its continued commitment to operating CNG powered trucks.