August 8, 2017
Visionary Leadership, Commitment to Customers and Environmental Stewardship Lead the Way
Washington, D.C. – “This milestone is a testament to Waste Management’s commitment to natural gas vehicles and to the environmental, economic, and energy security benefits they provide,” said Kathryn Clay, Interim Executive Director for NGVAmerica. “Waste Management’s leadership shows the way toward a cleaner transportation system based on natural gas fuels.” In just five years, the company’s transformation has seen a five-fold increase in the number of natural gas trucks deployed and the number of fueling stations in place.
Today, the refuse industry’s top line hauler celebrates a truly amazing milestone: the deployment of its 6,000th clean-burning, natural gas refuse truck and the opening of its 100th natural gas fueling station. Their signature green and yellow refuse trucks operate in cities throughout the country, providing refuse and recycling collection for communities. An industry leader, Waste Management’s efforts demonstrate that day-after-day, natural gas vehicles get the job done while providing lower-emissions, quieter operation, and reliable service. As a result of Waste Management’s leadership, many other refuse operators are making the move to natural gas.
Waste Management’s newly-deployed trucks are powered by Cummins Westport’s low-NOx natural gas engines. These engines are over eighty percent cleaner than the current federal emission standards, providing significant emission reductions of ozone-forming pollutants, resulting in cleaner air for the communities they serve. Waste Management also is a leader in developing and using renewable natural gas, produced at landfills turning trash, into clean, green energy used to power its trucks. Renewable natural gas powered vehicles offset greenhouse gas emissions by more than 80 percent.
“NGVAmerica today offers it congratulations to a true industry leader,” said NGVAmerica Chairman Mitchell Pratt. “The benefits of natural gas and its ability to transform transportation in America while reducing foreign energy dependency and creating jobs is undeniable, it is great to be able to point to true success stories like Waste Management.”
NGVAmerica is the national organization driving the use of natural gas as a clean, domestic, safe and abundant transportation fuel. The organization represents more than 200 companies, environmental groups, and government organizations interested in the promotion and use of more clean-burning natural gas in transportation. For more information, visit www.ngvamerica.org.