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Republic Adds CNG Waste Trucks in St. LouisRepublic Adds CNG Waste Trucks in St. Louis

Allan Gerlat

October 18, 2012

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Republic Adds CNG Waste Trucks in St. Louis

Republic Services Inc. is adding 72 compressed natural gas (CNG) waste and recycling collection vehicles to its fleet in the St. Louis region.

The Phoenix-based Republic said in a news release it is investing nearly $25 million in the natural gas vehicles, bringing its 2012 investment in the area to nearly $45 million. In May the company committed about $19 million to an upgrade of two area recycling centers that will triple Republic’s recycling capacity in St. Louis.

The new CNG vehicles will replace older diesel models. Republic serves more than than 200,000 households and 27,000 businesses in the St. Louis region.

The company plans to operate nearly 80 CNG waste and recycling trucks in the St. Louis area by the end of the year.

Earlier this week Republic announced the addition of CNG vehicles in York, Pa., and Austin, Texas.



About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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