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Republic Expands CNG Fleet in Northern California

Republic Services has added 40 CNG solid waste collection trucks serving customers in Central Contra Costa County, California. The new CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered collection trucks, and bring the total number of NGVs operated by Republic in Contra Costa County to 123.

“This expansion embodies the responsibility we assume, as a large vocational fleet operator, to do our part to preserve the natural beauty of Northern California for future generations,” said Mike Caprio, area president of Republic Services. “It also represents a company-wide effort to reduce carbon emissions whenever possible.”

In Central Contra Costa County, Republic serves approximately 125,000 residential and 6,000 commercial customers in the communities of Antioch, Benicia, Clayton, Danville, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pacheco, Pleasant Hill, and Walnut Creek. Republic operates six landfills, four transfer stations, and two recycling centers in the area, as well as numerous CNG fueling stations to support its expanding Northern California-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.

In 2015, Republic Services was among the top companies recognized by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a leading international non-profit organization dedicated to measuring and disclosing environmental information, in the 2015 CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report.