Republic Services announced the deployment of 107 Compressed Natural Gas solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers in Anaheim and throughout Orange County.
The new CNG fleet replaced older diesel and liquid natural gas powered trucks, and represents a significant local investment in cleaner, safer and more efficient vehicles.
“We are committed to doing our part to leave a cleaner, healthier community for our children and grandchildren,” said Ron Krall, area president of Republic Services. “With these new trucks, we are reducing ozone-forming emissions to levels equal to removing 535 automobiles off Orange County roads. Our employees are proud to make a difference in their community.”
Republic installed a natural gas fueling station to support its new fleet of CNG powered trucks in Anaheim. Natural gas fueling stations enable CNG trucks to fuel during non-peak hours, which has the added benefit of reduced energy consumption during the refueling process.
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 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 more than 1,400 CNG vehicles and 26 natural gas fueling stations nationwide. Approximately 50 percent of all Republic vehicles purchased in 2013 are powered by the domestic fuel source.
Republic Services employs more than 300 team members at its Anaheim division, and serves more than 180,000 residential and 13,000 commercial customers in Orange County. The Company provides service to several municipalities in the area, to include the cities of Anaheim, Brea, Chino Hills, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Placentia, Villa Park and Yorba Linda.
In addition, Republic provides service to the Anaheim School District, Anaheim Stadium, Disney Parks and Resort, Fullerton School District, Garden Grove Unified School District, Honda Center, and Placentia-Yorba Linda School District. Through its subsidiaries, Republic has been proudly serving customers in Anaheim and throughout Orange County for more than 64 years.
LNG World News Staff, December 13, 2013; Image: Republic Services