According to Patch website, Waste Management of Western Pennsylvania has recently purchased 25 methane-driven collection trucks, while it expects to put on the road 40 NGVs by 2012. This amount of vehicles would represent half its Washington-based fleet and would serve Washington, Greene and Allegheny counties.
The Department of Environmental Protection awarded Waste Management $700,000 in Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants for the project, which supports the development of the state’s natural gas infrastructure and achieves emissions reductions. “Natural gas powered vehicles run cleaner and quieter, and improve air quality. Our new CNG trucks will reduce emissions equivalent to taking 3,500 gasoline-powered vehicles off the road,” said Dave Balbierz, area vice president for Waste Management of Western Pennsylvania.