Waste Management reached a significant milestone in its natural gas fleet journey with the opening of its 100th natural gas fuelling station. The company has also celebrated a significant milestone of operating 6000 natural gas trucks, which is the largest heavy-duty fleet of its kind in North America.
In Florida, Waste Management’s 11 natural gas fuelling stations support a fleet of 525 trucks that serve customers across the state.
“Natural gas trucks are good for our customers, good for the community, good for the environment, and good for our business,” said Dawn McCormick, Director of Communications for Waste Management Inc. of Florida. “We are pleased to be a community partner operating natural gas-powered collection trucks that run cleaner and quieter, while providing our customers with superior customer service with minimal impact on the environment.”
Waste Management vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) emit nearly zero particulate emissions, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and are quieter than diesel trucks. For every diesel truck replaced with natural gas, the company reduces its use of diesel fuel by an average of 8000 gal./yr, along with a reduction of 14 t of greenhouse gas emissions per year (the equivalent of a 15% emissions reduction per truck).
After servicing customers, Waste Management’s compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks connect to fuel systems at the station and are refuelled via a slow overnight process. Located adjacent to the Waste Management operation in Pompano Beach is the company’s public access Clean ‘N Green fuelling station, where dedicated fast-fill pumps serve commercial fleet vehicles.
In early the 1990s, Waste Management established a goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions and improving the efficiency of its on-road fleet by 15% by 2020 (based on 2007 levels). This goal was achieved in 2011, and with the increasing adoption of natural gas vehicles, the company continues to exceed the goal each year.
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