Refuse and recycling firm Republic Services has deployed 56 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks in the South Shore and South Coast areas of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The new CNG fleet will replace older diesel powered trucks, the company said.
“We consider the reduction of ozone-forming emissions to be more than an ideal; it is priority we are committed to whenever and wherever possible,” said Jeff Burdick, area president of Republic Services. “This community is home to considerable national and natural treasures. Our employees are proud to live and work here, and we are committed to doing our part to protect and preserve the local environment for generations to come.”
Republic installed a natural gas fueling station to support its fleet of CNG-powered trucks in Fall River, MA.
Republic operates a fleet of more than 1,400 CNG vehicles and 26 natural gas fueling stations nationwide. Approximately 50% of all Republic vehicles purchased in 2013 are powered by the domestic fuel source.
Republic serves more than 245,000 residential and 15,000 commercial customers throughout the South Shore and South Coast of Massachusetts, as well as in Rhode Island.