Republic Services Expands Natural Gas Fleet Serving Greater Denver
Republic Services has added 17 CNG solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Denver area. The CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered trucks, and they bring the total number of natural gas vehicles operated by the waste hauler throughout Colorado to 108.
“We are passionate about sustainability, and understand its importance to our customers,” said Randy Johnson, general manager of Republic Services’ Denver hauling division. “This fleet upgrade represents a significant investment in cleaner, safer and more efficient vehicles for the Denver community. It also embodies the responsibility we assume for doing our part to preserve Colorado’s considerable natural beauty for future generations.”
Republic Services operates a natural gas fueling station at its Commerce City location, which supports its expanding Denver-based CNG fleet. Half of Republic’s fleet serving the greater Denver metropolitan area is now powered by natural gas.
Republic Services operates the seventh largest vocational fleet in the country, and its CNG fleet saves roughly 26 million gallons of diesel fuel annually. Republic’s multi-year commitment to convert its fleet to vehicles that operate on CNG and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) is resulting in reduced fleet greenhouse gas emissions while reducing fuel usage.
Republic Services of Denver employs 300 people, and includes 165 collection trucks serving over 185 Homeowners Associations and municipalities, as well as more than 8,000 commercial customers. It also owns and operates two landfills and a hauling division in the greater Denver metropolitan area.