Running a Clean Fleet

Oct 16, 2018 1:40 PM ET
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Running a clean fleet means reducing our footprint. It requires a tremendous amount of technology, commitment and vision — all of which we have relied on to expand our fleet of clean-powered collection vehicles.

  • Retreading Tires for an Extended Life: A tire tread can be recycled about 2.3 times beyond its initial tread. Retreading tires is a complicated process, but we know the value of recycling resources wherever and whenever possible. We save roughly 200,000 tires per year with our retreading program. It’s beneficial for our business, but more importantly, it’s good for the environment.
     
  • Getting the Most from Our Oil: Oil never really wears out — it just gets dirty — so recycling it creates a valuable resource while preventing it from impacting our ecosystem. As stewards of our planet, we responsibly handle the motor oil used by our fleet. We partner with a leading oil recycling company to collect and refine about 1.2 million gallons of oil each year. We’ve also decreased our oil drain intervals by 200%, reducing our own consumption of oil resources by 50%.
     
  • Clean is Now Cleaner: Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) has one of the lowest carbon intensities of all the alternative fuel technologies on the market. In fact, using trucks powered by RNG helped us meet our emissions goals earlier than expected. In addition, our investments in CNG trucks and fueling stations over the past 14 years made the use of RNG seamless. Best of all, in some cases, the source for our RNG-powered trucks originates at our own landfills.

For more specifics on how Republic Sevices is keeping it clean on America's roads, visit our blog.

To learn more about Republic’s Sustainability initiatives, visit https://www.republicservices.com/sustainability