Republic Services has deployed 107 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks in Anaheim and throughout Orange County in California. The new CNG fleet replaces older diesel and liquid natural gas powered trucks.
“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 fleet of CNG powered trucks in Anaheim. 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% when compared to older diesel powered trucks.
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 natural gas.
Republic Services employs more than 300 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.