- Phoenix, AZ-based Republic Services added eight compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste collection trucks to its Raleigh, NC operations that serve 8,000 Homeowners Associations, municipalities, and commercial customers.
- The replacement of older diesel vehicles will bring the number of CNG-powered refuse trucks Republic owns and operates in North Carolina to 25.
- Nationwide, Republic operates a fleet of more than 2,200 CNG vehicles and 38 natural gas fueling stations. The company‘s CNG fleet saves about 18 million gallons of diesel fuel annually.
More waste management companies are rolling over to CNGs, especially in the past few years, as they are committed to cutting costs, increasing efficiency, and reducing gas emissions.
In Hartford, CT, All Waste Inc. is converting 60 of its 80 trucks to this cleaner technology through a five-year process.
Waste Management now has 4,200 trucks in its fleet that run on CNG. Alpine Waste & Recycling of Commerce City, CO has invested in the cleaner technology. And national environmental company Advanced Disposal has 11 CNG trucks, with plans to increase their CNG fleet to 15% of their trucks by the end of 2015.
"In terms of the heavy-duty truck segment, the most rapid acceptance of CNG trucks has been in this industry," said National Waste & Recycling Association's Chaz Miller in a June interview. "You’ve got more CNG garbage trucks than in any other heavy-duty truck industry."