“We are embracing clean fuel technology as part of our commitment to achieving a zero emissions future,” said Sherry Stevenson, municipal affairs manager for Waste Management. “We’ve committed to transitioning our diesel fleet to CNG with 80 per cent of our new trucks being CNG-fueled, and these 25 trucks in Ottawa are part of this initiative.”
For each truck converted, the use of diesel fuel is reduced by an average of 8,000 gallons per year delivering a reduction of 22 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. “Introducing CNG trucks is an important part of our long-term sustainability strategy to reduce emissions by 15 percent and increase fuel efficiency by 15 percent by 2020,” added Stevenson.
Last year, Waste Management introduced 20 new natural gas trucks as part of the conversion of its 100-truck commercial fleet in Vancouver, with a fueling station at its collection facility in Coquitlam.
Source: Waste Management.