Republic Services shows off new vehicles at opening of new biomethane fuel facility

By Scott Mahoney, The Chronicle-Telegram

CARLISLE TWP. — Republic Services held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning for its new compressed natural gas fueling station and new maintenance facility on Butternut Ridge Road.

“It’s been a long road, and we appreciate both the county and the township working with us,” Republic Services general manager David Vossmer said. “When you looked at where our facility was, how we were growing and what we needed, it’s something that was needed to continue our growth in this area, and we’re very proud of it.”

More than 30 community leaders and community members from across Lorain County attended the ceremony.

Additionally, Republic Services showed off some of its 25 new CNG-fueled collection vehicles, which the company said are cleaner, more efficient and quieter. According to Republic Services Area President Brent Goodsell, the new CNG vehicles offer a 90-percent noise reduction compared to older, diesel-powered collection vehicles.

Republic Services has more than 14 million customers across the country in 39 states and Puerto Rico and rates as the third-largest vocational fleet, behind Coca-Cola and UPS, according to Vossmer.