Republic Services Expands CNG-Powered Fleet in the Twin Cities Area
Republic Services unveiled its new CNG fueling station and over 50 new CNG-powered trucks to serve customers throughout the Twin Cities region. The new CNG trucks are replacing older, diesel-powered trucks in the company’s Twin Cities-based fleet. The CNG fueling station was designed and built by Clean Energy Fuels.
“We are leveraging alternative fuels and fleet innovation to help reduce fleet greenhouse gas emissions and do our part to preserve our Blue Planet,” said Jeff Marone, general manager of Republic Services. “We believe we have a responsibility to lead by example, with a commitment to reduce carbon emissions whenever possible.”
Republic operates a total of 115 collection vehicles that serve customers in both Eden Prairie and Hennepin Counties. Nearly 50 percent of Republic’s fleet in the area is powered by domestic natural gas.
Republic has over 500 employees in the Twin Cities area who serve more than 200,000 households and over 10,000 commercial customers. Republic also owns and operates two recycling centers and two transfer stations locally.
Nationwide, Republic operates a fleet of more than 2,500 CNG vehicles and 38 natural gas fueling stations. Republic’s CNG fleet helps to save roughly 18 million gallons of diesel fuel annually. As the operator of the eighth largest vocational fleet in the country, Republic has set a goal of reducing fleet greenhouse gas emissions by 3 percent by 2018.