Waste Management of Southern California unveiled a new fueling station in Chino that will increase access to clean-burning fuel in the region. It will service the company’s local fleet and sell the fuel to commercial fleets and retail consumers with NGVs. It now operates 24 CNG trucks in Chino and plans to replace the few remaining diesel trucks later this year, making its entire fleet serving in the city 100% natural gas-powered.
“We are pleased with the strong commitment Waste Management has demonstrated toward cleaner air,” said City of Chino Mayor and Vice Chairman of the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Governing Board Dennis Yates. “By increasing accessibility to cleaner burning compressed natural gas fuel to fleets in Chino and beyond, we are taking positive steps to protect Southern California’s air quality as we work toward achieving greater sustainability.”
The Chino fueling station and local CNG vehicles are one element of Waste Management’s larger sustainability efforts. In 2007, the company set a wide goal of reducing fleet emissions by 15% by the year 2020. Waste Management’s North American operations achieved this goal in 2011.
“Since natural gas-powered collection trucks run cleaner and quieter, we’ve made the commitment to use more in our local operations, while also benefitting our community with the opening of a public CNG station,” said Larry Metter, area vice president for Waste Management of Southern California. “We are dedicated to providing our customers with outstanding service while doing business in the most sustainable manner possible.”
Source: Waste Management