This article published in the Ventura County Star discusses how Waste Management is adding 23 new CNG trucks to its county fleet.
“Waste Management GI Industries is operating cleaner and greener with the addition of 23 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) waste collection vehicles to its fleet in Ventura County.
These next generation CNG waste collection vehicles boasts several benefits: The CNG engines are 50% quieter than comparable diesel engines and emit 95% less particulate matter (PM) also known as soot and 90% less carbon monoxide (CO) than their diesel counterparts. They are also cleaner burning than “low sulfur” diesel engines.
“Waste Management is committed to lead the waste industry with advanced technology that will foster a cleaner, greener world,” said Mike Smith, director of operations for Waste Management of Ventura County. “The investment in these CNG vehicles is one more step towards improving air quality and meeting the growing needs of the cities and customers we serve.”
The implementation of CNG collection vehicles was made feasible with the assistance of both the City of Thousand Oaks Transit Yard and City of Simi Valley’s Bus Transit CNG fueling stations, where the trucks are currently being fueled.”