“This is a special milestone in our journey to develop the cleanest fleet of heavy duty vehicles in our industry,” said Duane Woods, senior vice president at Waste Management. “We are pleased that we have so many natural gas trucks now in service, particularly in Southern California where clean air is such a critical issue.”
The trucks that the company runs out of its Carson service yard as well as a third of its California clean fleet are powered by liquefied natural gas derived from the decomposition of organic waste in its Altamont Landfill in Livermore. Since November 2009, the landfill has been generating as much as 13,000 gallons of LNG per day.
The natural gas fleet is part of Waste Management’s environmental sustainability initiative to direct capital spending of up to USD 500 million per annum over a 10-year period to reduce its fleet emissions by 15 percent and increase the fuel efficiency of its trucks by 15 percent by 2020.
Source: Waste Management