“Offering fueling for these waste haulers allows us to expand our offering of compressed natural gas in the Lower Mainland,” said Doug Stout, vice president of energy solutions and external relations at FortisBC. “The City of Surrey, with the help of Progressive Waste Solutions, has become a B.C. leader in offering sustainable services to its residents.”
According to Grant Hankins, district manager with Progressive Waste Solutions, these CNG trucks have a significantly smaller carbon emissions footprint and the single stream collection system and route management techniques allow the company to reduce truck travel, saving time and fuel. “We are looking forward to the launch of the fleet and the benefits it will bring to the community and the environment,” he said.
It is worth pointing out that the City of Surrey and the Federal Government recently announced a public-private partnership to build a new organics biofuel facility in Surrey. It will process residential and commercial kitchen and yard waste into a renewable natural gas, which will be used to power Progressive Waste Solutions’ trucks.
Source: FortisBC and the City of Surrey