By PR Newswire.
Republic Services announced today the addition of four Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Phoenix area. The CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the total number of natural gas vehicles operated by Republic Services throughout Arizona to 34.
"Natural gas-powered collection trucks run cleaner and quieter, providing our customers and the communities we serve with a top-notch level of customer service and minimal impact on the environment," said Alberto Guardado, area president of Republic Services. "This CNG fleet expansion represents a significant investment in cleaner, safer and more efficient vehicles in our local Phoenix Metro area."
Republic Services operates a natural gas fueling station at its Lower Buckeye location to support its expanding Phoenix-based CNG fleet. 19% of Republic's fleet serving the greater Phoenix metropolitan area is now powered by the domestic fuel source. Republic operates a total of 178 collection trucks within the Phoenix area and 280 collection trucks statewide.