Republic Services has added 17 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste-collection trucks to its fleet serving the greater Denver area.
The CNG trucks replaced older diesel-powered trucks, bringing the total number of natural gas vehicles operated by the company throughout Colorado to 108.
“We are passionate about sustainability and understand its importance to our customers,” says Randy Johnson, general manager of Republic Services’ Denver hauling division. “This fleet upgrade represents a significant investment in cleaner, safer and more efficient vehicles for the Denver community. It also embodies the responsibility we assume for doing our part to preserve Colorado’s considerable natural beauty for future generations.”
Republic Services operates a natural gas fueling station at its Commerce City, Colo., location, which supports its expanding Denver-based CNG fleet. Half of the company’s fleet serving the greater Denver metropolitan area is now powered by this domestic fuel source, says Republic.