By Cole Rosengren, Waste Dive.
- Republic Services has opened its second compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Long Beach, CA in partnership with Clean Energy.
- The company began using alternative fuel vehicles in its local fleet in 2008 and recently added 56 CNG collection trucks. This brings the number of CNG trucks in Long Beach to 147 out of a total 191 — more than 75% of the fleet.
- Nationwide, Republic now has 38 natural gas fueling station and nearly 2,500 CNG trucks. The company estimates that this saved approximately 21 million gallons of diesel fuel last year.