Republic Services Expands its Natural Gas-Powered Fleet in Northern Ohio
Republic Services of Northern Ohio has added 25 CNG powered trucks to its fleet. The new CNG-powered trucks are replacing older, diesel-powered trucks, and help to reduce unwanted noise and air emissions in the communities they serve. The expansion includes a new CNG fueling station built by Clean Energy Fuels and an advanced maintenance facility, which will enable more efficient operations and service for customers throughout Lorain, Cuyahoga and Medina counties.
“We know that our customers care about the environment, and they rely on us to help them realize a cleaner, safer and healthier future for their community,” said David Vossmer, general manager of Republic Services. “We are proud to make this investment in our local operations, and do our part to preserve the natural beauty of northern Ohio for future generations.”
As part of the local CNG-fleet expansion, Republic added a new time-fill CNG station that enables drivers and technicians to refuel vehicles overnight. In addition, Republic built a new, advanced maintenance facility where technicians can leverage the Company’s standardized maintenance practices and supply chain innovation to ensure a more durable fleet and achieve greater environmental efficiencies.
Republic Services of northern Ohio employs approximately 340 people who serve over 190,000 residential customers, and more than 13,000 commercial and industrial customers. In addition to its total fleet of 195 collection vehicles, Republic operates a recycling center, transfer station and landfill in the area.
Known as the Blue Planet sustainability initiative, Republic is defining its approach to sustainability in part through decreased vehicle emissions that includes saving approximately 26 million gallons of diesel fuel annually from CNG-fleet operations nationwide.