The new vehicles will serve the cities of Cranston, Providence, Woonsocket, the town of Burrillville, and roughly 4,000 customers throughout the state, reducing air particulate emissions by up to 90 percent and lowering greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent, according to Waste Management. Moreover, each truck relieves the company of buying 8,000 gallons of diesel fuel each year.
“Waste Management is embracing clean fuel technology as part of our commitment to achieving a zero emissions future,” said Chris DeSantis, Area Vice President – New England and New York, Waste Management. “We are committed to transitioning our diesel fleet to CNG, with 80 percent of our new trucks being CNG fueled. The roll-out of natural gas-powered trucks in Rhode Island and the opening of our first CNG fueling facility in New England are the latest steps forward in this initiative.”
The multimillion dollar investment in the new fleet and fueling facility supports Waste Management’s goal of reducing fleet emissions by 15 percent and increasing fuel efficiency by 15 percent by 2020.
Source: Waste Management