CNG TRASH TRUCKS FOR BATON ROUGE
Waste Management has announced that it will replace 40 diesel-powered trucks in its Baton Rouge fleet with those using CNG. The company has 53 trucks that collect waste from East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Livingston, Ascension, Pointe Coupee, Tangipahoa, East Feliciana and West Feliciana parishes. The Baton Rouge area has struggled to meet federal ozone pollution standards. The conversion, expected to start later this year and be complete by May 2015, will mean the trucks will not be using 320,000 gallons of diesel each year.