Republic Services is committed to clean-running, efficient vehicles and alternative fuels. Our commitment is large—financially and operationally—with a fleet of more than 1,000 vehicles running on alternative fuels.
Natural gas is playing a major role in our operations—from fueling our trucks to recovering it from our landfills for use as an energy source for homes and businesses in communities nationwide.
Expanding our use of alternative fuels furthers Republic Services’ efforts to reduce diesel fuel consumption wherever possible. Compared to our older trucks, our natural gas vehicles burn much cleaner, helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We’re also supporting the conversion to natural gas by constructing fueling stations in Boise, Idaho, Gardena, Sun Valley and Chula Vista, California, and Bellevue, Washington and other locations.
At our current rate of conversion, we plan to have more than 3,100 trucks nationwide running on natural gas and other alternative fuels by the end of 2015.