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Republic Debuts Expanded CNG Truck Fleet in Oregon

Republic Services has added 16 CNG solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Portland area in Oregon. The CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the total number of NGVs operated by Republic Services in Oregon to 35.

“Our growing fleet of natural gas-powered collection trucks enables us to offer cleaner and quieter operations in the communities we serve,” said Mike Huycke, area president of Republic Services. “They also represent our commitment, as a large vocational fleet operator, to reducing carbon emissions whenever possible.”

Republic Services’ conversion to CNG supports both the company’s national and regional goals for addressing sustainability and climate change.

In metropolitan Portland, Republic has approximately 90 employees who serve roughly 20,000 residential and 1,200 commercial customers. Republic operates eight hauling locations, three transfer stations, two recycling centers, one composting facility, and one landfill in the state, as well as two CNG fueling stations to support its expanding Oregon-based fleet.

Nationwide, Republic Services operates a fleet of approximately 2,500 CNG vehicles and 38 natural gas fueling stations. Republic’s CNG-powered fleet helps to save roughly 18 million gallons of diesel fuel annually. Approximately one-third of all replacement vehicles purchased by Republic last year were CNG-powered vehicles.