Republic Services of PA Boosts Refuse and Recycling Fleet for York Operations With Natural Gas Trucks
YORK, Pa.—October 10, 2012— A long-time leader in protecting the environment, Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) today announced that it is expanding its York truck fleet with the addition of 65 natural gas vehicles (NGV). These NGVs are replacing two-thirds of York’s current fleet of diesel vehicles.
In 2012, Republic Services will be adding 548 NGVs, or 65 percent of its total truck purchase, to 18 facilities at various locations. More than 300 of the total NGVs will be added in the second half of the year.
“Waste and recycling trucks provide a critical public health service through their role in the management of society’s waste,” said Mark Pergolese, general manager for Republic Services of Pennsylvania’s York Waste Division. “Natural gas is a clean-burning, domestic fuel that supports energy independence and reduces our emissions impact on the environment.”
Republic services more than 120,000 residential customers and 7,000 commercial and industrial customers in York, Lancaster, Dauphin, Cumberland and Adams counties.
Republic operates and maintains one of the largest private fleets in the country. The addition of 548 NGVs will bring the total number of Republic’s alternative-fuel vehicles to more than 1,100 vehicles.
Republic partnered with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to construct the compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in York. The truck chassis are built by Autocar and the engines by Cummins Westport.
“We applaud Republic for continuing its leadership position in the transition to natural gas to fuel its fleets,” said Mark Riley, vice president of Clean Energy for the Eastern Region. “York-area residents will be the big winners as these new cleaner-burning natural gas trucks hit the road. Clean Energy is honored to partner with a progressive company like Republic to make this happen.”
York Waste will be the largest central-Pennsylvania operation using CNG fuel exclusively for all of its vehicles. By exchanging a like number of diesel-powered vehicles for clean-burning CNG-fueled trucks, communities served by York Waste will receive immediate environmental benefits with the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. This also represents a visible use of a Pennsylvania resource, which is providing substantial economic benefits throughout the commonwealth
About Republic Services
Republic Services Inc. is an industry leader in the U.S. non-hazardous solid waste industry. Through its subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills focus on providing reliable environmental services and solutions for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers. Republic and its employees believe in protecting the planet and applying common sense solutions to customers’ waste and recycling challenges. For more information, visit the Republic website at republicservices.com.