Progressive Waste Solutions Deploys CNG Trucks in St. Louis
Progressive Waste Solutions has officially launched its new fleet of CNG waste and recycling collection vehicles in the St. Louis market that have replaced its diesel vehicles. Along with its own fueling station, Progressive’s St. Louis District now has 25 CNG vehicles in operation, and by the end of 2015 expects to increase that number to 40 CNG trucks on the road, representing about 50 percent of its fleet.
“With our CNG fleet, we are able to provide our customers in the communities we serve a more environmentally friendly approach to collecting their waste and recyclable materials, as well as helping the community meet targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and pollution,” said Progressive Waste Solutions Area Manager, John Drier.
The CNG-powered collection vehicles are part of a corporate initiative announced in May 2013 to convert the company’s collection fleet to natural gas-powered vehicles from diesel-powered trucks. Since the announcement, Progressive Waste Solutions has added nearly 250 natural gas-powered trucks to its waste and recycling collection fleet. Progressive now has close to 400 natural gas-powered vehicles on the road in 11 different markets throughout North America.