Republic expands CNG fleet in Ohio

Phoenix-based Republic Services’ northern Ohio branch has announced the addition of 25 compressed-natural-gas- (CNG-) powered trucks to its fleet.

The new CNG-powered trucks are replacing older, diesel-powered trucks and are designed to help reduce unwanted noise and air emissions in Lorain, Cuyahoga and Medina counties. The expansion also includes a new CNG fueling station and maintenance facility.

“Everything we do is for our customers, from providing outstanding service to ensuring environmental responsibility in every facet of our operations,” David Vossmer, general manager of Republic Services, says.

“We know that our customers care about the environment, and they rely on us to help them realize a cleaner, safer and healthier future for their community. We are proud to make this investment in our local operations and do our part to preserve the natural beauty of northern Ohio for future generations.”

As part of the local CNG-fleet expansion, Republic says it has added a new CNG fueling station to enable drivers and technicians to refuel vehicles overnight.

In addition, Republic’s new maintenance facility can be used by technicians to leverage the company’s standardized maintenance practices.

Republic Services of Northern Ohio employs 340 people who serve more than 90,000 residential customers and more than 13,000 commercial and industrial customers.

In addition to its total fleet of 195 collection vehicles, Republic operates a recycling center, transfer station and landfill in the area.