National Clean Fleets Partner: Republic Services, Inc.

Republic Services, Inc.


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Fast Facts

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Joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership: August 2014

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Headquarters: Phoenix, AZ

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Operations: Republic Services employs 31,000 people across 39 states and Puerto Rico.

Republic Services, Inc. operates a non-hazardous solid waste and recycling fleet of more than 2,500 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles and 38 natural gas fueling stations nationwide. Additionally, over half of Republic vehicles operating on residential routes are automated.

Clean Fleet News

05/30/2017
Republic Services Further Reduces Carbon Emissions Through Increased Usage of Renewable Natural Gas in its Fleet

PHOENIX — Republic Services, Inc. announced that the Company will increase its usage of renewable natural gas (RNG) by three times what it used in 2016 through an expanded agreement with Clean Energy. This enables Republic to reduce its fleet emissions by approximately 110,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent over a three-year period, which is equal to planting 2.8 million trees or removing 23,200 cars from the road. RNG has the lowest carbon intensity of all commercially available transportation fuels.

"As the operator of the eighth largest vocational fleet in the country, we have a number of initiatives to reduce overall fuel usage, including our continued commitment to operating compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered trucks," said Pete Keller, vice president of recycling and sustainability. "We are committed to keeping our planet clean, and work hard every day to decrease vehicle emissions across our fleet through intelligent routing, our One Fleet maintenance initiative, and the use of renewable fuels. Together, these initiatives will help us to reach our goals of reducing fleet greenhouse gas emissions."

Clean Energy's RedeemTM brand of RNG fuel will be deployed across Republic's CNG-fleet in 20 states. Redeem is derived from biogenic methane or biogas, which is methane that is generated by the decomposition of organic waste in landfills or digesters. The methane gas is then processed, purified and sent into the interstate natural gas pipeline and made commercially available to Clean Energy customers.

For more information, see the full press release.

04/20/2017
In Celebration of Earth Day, Republic Services Expandes Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-Powered Fleets in California, Missouri, and Washington

Republic Services released a batch of announcements on Earth Day unveiling new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and the expansion of CNG fleets–replacing older diesel-powered trucks with 72 new vehicles across company fleets in California, Missouri, and Washington.

“We are dedicated to providing our customers with outstanding service while doing business in the most sustainable manner possible,” said Casey Powers, general manager at Republic Services. “This expansion embodies the responsibility we assume, as a large vocational fleet operator, to do our part to preserve the natural beauty of our environment for future generations. It also represents a Company-wide effort to reduce carbon emissions whenever possible.”

Nationwide, Republic operates a fleet of more than 2,500 CNG vehicles and 38 natural gas fueling stations. Republic’s CNG fleet helps to save roughly 18 million gallons of diesel fuel annually. As the operator of the 8th largest vocational fleet in the country, Republic has a number of initiatives to reduce overall fuel usage, including its continued commitment to operating CNG powered trucks. Together, these initiatives will help Republic reach its goal of reducing fleet greenhouse gas emissions by three percent by 2018.

Known as the Blue Planet™ sustainability initiative, Republic is defining its approach to environmental responsibility through decreased vehicle emissions, innovative landfill technologies, use of renewable energy, community engagement and employee growth opportunities.

For more information, see the full press releases.

08/12/2016
Republic Unveils New CNG Fueling Station in Long Beach

LONG BEACH – Republic Services unveiled its latest compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station recently. The new fueling station is designed to support the recent addition of 56 new CNG-powered collection trucks that serve customers throughout greater Long Beach. The additional CNG trucks have replaced older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the total number of alternative fuel vehicles operated by Republic Services of Long Beach to 147.

"Everything we do is for our customers," said Heath Eddleblute, area president of Republic Services. "Our growing fleet of alternative fuel vehicles in Long Beach enables us to offer cleaner and quieter operations. It also embodies our commitment, as one of the largest vocational fleet operators in the country, to doing our part to reduce carbon emissions whenever possible."

The new fueling station is Republic's second alternative fuels facility in Long Beach. Republic has been committed to introducing alternative fuel vehicles into its Long Beach fleet since 2008.

"Republic's CNG program is a perfect fit with our Sustainable City Action Plan," said Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. "Climate change is indeed real and we must adapt the way we produce and use energy, supporting transportation that is not reliant on fossil fuels and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Republic is a leader in sustainability, and I commend them for developing this CNG facility here in Long Beach, which will further aid in the continued conversion of their fleet to natural gas."

Republic partnered with Clean Energy on this new fueling station project. More than 75% of Republic's fleet of 191 collection trucks in Long Beach is now powered by CNG.

For more information, see the full press release.

04/22/2016
Republic Adds New CNG Refuse Trucks for Company Fleets in Florida, St. Louis, Oregon, and California

Republic Services released a bevy of announcements on Earth Day about the addition of its new compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse trucks–replacing older diesel-powered trucks with 124 new vehicles across company fleets in Florida, St. Louis, Oregon, and California.

Nationwide, Republic Services operates a fleet of approximately 2,500 CNG vehicles and 38 natural gas fueling stations. Republic's CNG-powered fleet helps to save roughly 18 million gallons of diesel fuel annually. Approximately one-third of all replacement vehicles purchased by Republic last year were CNG-powered vehicles.

In 2015, Republic Services was among the top companies recognized by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a leading international non-profit organization dedicated to measuring and disclosing environmental information, in the 2015 CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report. Republic earned a score of 98 out of 100, which reflects its strong commitment to transparency, quality and completeness, and an A- in Performance. Achieving an A is the highest Performance score possible.

For more information, see the full press releases.

11/24/2015
176 Compressed Natural Gas-Powered Trucks Now Serving Gardena, CA

GARDENA – Republic Services recently announced the addition of 11 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers in the Gardena, California area. The CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the total number of natural gas vehicles operated by Republic in Gardena to 176.

"These new vehicles support our efforts to reduce carbon emissions from our fleet vehicles," said Ron Krall, area president of Republic Services. "It means that almost 200 of our collection vehicles serving the Gardena and surrounding areas are fueled by CNG, which aligns with Republic's long-term sustainability strategy."

Republic's Gardena division has 243 employees who serve over 1,049,477 Homeowners Associations and municipalities, as well as more than 171,329 commercial customers. Republic Services operates a fueling station at its Gardena location to support its expanding CNG fleet. 76% of Republic's fleet serving the Gardena community is now powered by this domestic fuel source. Republic also owns and operates one landfill, six transfer stations, one recycling center and six hauling operations throughout Los Angeles County.

Nationwide, Republic Services operates a fleet of more than 2,200 CNG vehicles and 38 natural gas fueling stations. Republic's CNG fleet helps to save roughly 18 million gallons of diesel fuel annually. As the operator of the 8th largest vocational fleet in the country, Republic has a number of initiatives to reduce overall fuel usage, including its continued commitment to operating CNG powered trucks. Together, these initiatives will help Republic reach its goal, outlined in the 2014 Sustainability Report, of reducing fleet greenhouse gas emissions by three percent by 2018.

For more information, see the full news release.

11/18/2015
Republic Services Expands CNG-Powered Fleet in Phoenix

PHOENIX – Republic Services recently announced the addition of four compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Phoenix area. The CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the total number of natural gas vehicles operated by Republic Services throughout Arizona to 34.

"Natural gas-powered collection trucks run cleaner and quieter, providing our customers and the communities we serve with a top-notch level of customer service and minimal impact on the environment," said Alberto Guardado, area president of Republic Services. "This CNG fleet expansion represents a significant investment in cleaner, safer and more efficient vehicles in our local Phoenix Metro area."

Republic Services operates a natural gas fueling station at its Lower Buckeye location to support its expanding Phoenix-based CNG fleet. Additionally, 19% of Republic's fleet serving the greater Phoenix metropolitan area is now powered by the domestic fuel source. Republic operates a total of 178 collection trucks within the Phoenix area and 280 collection trucks statewide.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, each new CNG collection truck deployed is equivalent to planting over 600 mature trees each year. Based on EPA calculations, the carbon emissions reduction benefits from Republic's CNG powered fleet in Arizona is equivalent to planting 20,400 mature trees.

Republic Services employs 256 people in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area who serve multiple Homeowners Associations and municipalities and more than over 14,000 commercial customers throughout the Valley. Republic also owns and operates three landfill, six transfer stations and three hauling division in the Phoenix area.

Nationwide, Republic Services operates a fleet of more than 2,200 CNG vehicles and 38 natural gas fueling stations. Republic's CNG fleet helps to save roughly 18 million gallons of diesel fuel annually. As the operator of the 8th largest vocational fleet in the country, Republic has a number of initiatives to reduce overall fuel usage, including its continued commitment to operating CNG powered trucks. Together, these initiatives will help Republic reach its goal, outlined in its 2014 Sustainability Report, of reducing fleet greenhouse gas emissions by three percent by 2018.

For more information, see the full press release.

11/03/2015
Republic Expands Natural Gas-Powered Fleet Serving Raleigh

RALEIGH – Republic Services recently announced the addition of eight Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Raleigh, North Carolina area. The CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the total number of natural gas vehicles operated by Republic throughout the state to 25.

"Natural gas-powered collection trucks run cleaner and quieter," said Drew Isenhour, area president of Republic Services. "We're dedicated to providing our customers with outstanding service while doing business in the most sustainable manner possible. This also embodies the responsibility we assume for doing our part to preserve North Carolina's natural beauty for future generations."

Republic's Raleigh Hauling Division has 100 employees who serve approximately 8,000 local Homeowners Associations, municipalities, and commercial customers. Republic also owns and operates six landfills, eight transfer stations, four recycling centers, and 18 hauling divisions throughout the state of North Carolina.

Nationwide, Republic Services operates a fleet of more than 2,200 CNG vehicles and 38 natural gas fueling stations. Republic's CNG fleet helps to save roughly 18 million gallons of diesel fuel annually. As the operator of the 8th largest vocational fleet in the country, Republic has a number of initiatives to reduce overall fuel usage, including its continued commitment to operating CNG powered trucks. Together, these initiatives will help Republic reach its goal, outlined in the 2014 Sustainability Report, of reducing fleet greenhouse gas emissions by three percent by 2018.

For more information, see the full news release.

07/29/2015
Republic Expands Colorado Natural Gas-Powered Fleet to Nearly 100

DENVER – Republic Services recently announced the addition of 17 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Denver area. The CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the total number of natural gas vehicles operated by Republic throughout Colorado to 82.

"This fleet expansion represents a significant investment in cleaner, safer and more efficient vehicles locally," said Tim Oudman, area president of Republic Services. "It also embodies the responsibility we assume for doing our part to preserve Colorado's considerable natural beauty for future generations."

Republic Services operates a natural gas fueling station at its Commerce City location to support its expanding Denver-based CNG fleet. One-third of Republic's fleet serving the greater Denver metropolitan area is now powered by the domestic fuel source. Republic operates 158 collection trucks statewide, more than half are powered by CNG. The company also owns and operates two landfills and one hauling division in the greater Denver metropolitan area.

Nationwide, Republic Services operates a fleet of more than 2,200 CNG vehicles and 38 natural gas fueling stations. Republic's CNG fleet helps to save roughly 18 million gallons of diesel fuel annually. As the operator of the eighth-largest vocational fleet in the country, Republic has a number of initiatives to reduce overall fuel usage, including its continued commitment to operating CNG powered trucks. Together, these initiatives will help Republic reach its goal of reducing fleet greenhouse gas emissions by 3% by 2018.

For more information, see the full press release.

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