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Republic Services deploying 23 CNG waste and recycling trucks in Twin Cities area
10 October 2013
Waste and recycling company Republic Services, Inc. has deployed 23 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers throughout the Twin Cities area. The new CNG fleet will replace older diesel powered trucks. Republic operates a fleet of more than 1,400 CNG vehicles and 26 natural gas fueling stations nationwide. Nationwide, the company plans to have more than 3,100 trucks nationwide running on natural gas and other alternative fuels by the end of 2015.
Republic installed a natural gas fueling station to support its new fleet of CNG powered trucks in the Twin Cities. Natural gas fueling stations enable CNG trucks to fuel during non-peak hours.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, each new CNG solid waste and recycling truck reduces ozone-forming emissions by as much as 80% when compared to older diesel powered trucks.
Republic Services serves more than 200,000 residential and 10,000 commercial customers throughout the Twin Cities area. The Company owns two local recycling processing centers, and is a leading collector of industrial waste and commercial organic food waste.
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