|Waste Management Opens 100th Natural Gas Fueling Station|
Company Celebrates 6,000 Natural Gas Trucks, the Largest Heavy-Duty
Fleet of its Kind in
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“Waste Management’s mission is to maximize resource value, while
minimizing environmental impact so that our customers, our company, our
economy and our environment can thrive,” said
As a pioneer in the use of natural gas in its fleet since the early 1990’s, Waste Management established a goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and improve the efficiency of its on-road fleet efficiency by 15 percent by 2020 (based on 2007 levels). The goal was achieved in 2011, and with the increasing adoption of natural gas vehicles, the company continues to exceed this goal each year.
Waste Management Natural Gas Fleet
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 8,000 gallons per year along with a reduction of 14 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year (the equivalent of a 15 percent emissions reduction per truck).
“Waste Management invests in building our own fueling infrastructure to
refuel our vehicles, while making CNG available to other commercial
fleets and individuals,” said
Waste Management Natural Gas Fueling Stations
Waste Management operates 100 fueling stations in
Waste Management trucks connect to fuel systems at the station and are refueled via a slow overnight fueling process. At the company’s public access fueling stations, dedicated fast-fill pumps serve both commercial and consumer vehicles.
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Source: Waste Management