Republic Services has added 41 natural gas vehicles to its Lakeland, Fla., area collection fleet. The trucks feature chassis by Mack Trucks and engines by Cummins Westport. Nationwide, Republic has approximately 500 alternatively fueled vehicles.
Republic also recently opened a $4.1 million materials recovery facility in Polk County, Fla., that will process single-stream residential and commercial recyclables from the nearby central Florida cities of Lakeland, Tampa and Orlando.
“The new recycling facility will play a critical role in the management of solid waste and recyclables in central Florida,” said Mark Talbott, general manager of Republic Services, in a press release. “It provides a valued service for the businesses and residents who rely on a convenient and cost-effective solution for their recycling, and it adds 18 new jobs.”