USA Hauling & Recycling has been the staple waste hauler in the state of Connecticut for many decades. Their 14 facilities located throughout the state process and recycle approximately 165,000 tons of single stream recyclables and construction-demolition materials annually. For many reasons, including the fact that the switch to natural gas provides them with a competitive bidding advantage, the company has made the decision to use CNG for all their new work-purpose truck purchases, when available.
With the opening of their first public-access CNG fueling station in Hartford last year, USA Hauling & Recycling purchased 40 refuse, refuse-support and light-duty NGVs. A second public-access station is set to open in two weeks in New Haven, and their third station, a private time-fill configuration also located in Hartford, has begun the permitting process.
AT&T, Greater Hartford Transit District, City of Hartford, Yellow Cab, Metro Taxi, City of New Haven, City of West Haven and Yale University have all committed to use this new infrastructure. Because of these stations, not only are some of these organizations adding more NGVs to their fleets, but this new access has also introduced other local fleets to consider natural gas as a transportation fuel.
We wish to thank the ownership of USA Hauling & Recycling—the Antonacci and Lallier families—for creating a success story, for providing public CNG stations and for their efforts in supporting Clean Cities by not only speaking at key events but by also making available vehicles for the community to see.