TruStar Energy Builds CNG Fueling Station for All Waste
TruStar Energy has opened a new time-fill fueling station designed and built for All Waste, Inc. in Hartford, Connecticut. All Waste, one of the largest privately held refuse haulers in the state, is in the midst of a five-year process of converting 60 of its 80 trucks to CNG. An estimated 20 refuse trucks in All Waste’s fleet are currently fueled by CNG, with 10 more scheduled for delivery later this fall.
According to All Waste’s Operations Specialist, Derek Alos, choosing to use domestic CNG dovetails with the company’s commitment to its environmental program, which includes single-stream recycling for both commercial and residential customers and using vehicles that collect both refuse and recycling to reduce the number of trucks on the road.
“Choosing to fuel our fleet with domestic CNG means our trucks are cleaner and quieter,” said Alos. “CNG is less volatile than gasoline and has no potential for ground or water contamination in the event of a fuel release.”
TruStar Energy built the station for All Waste to minimize fueling disruption of drivers’ daily routes. The time-fill station consists of a single 200 horsepower compressor and 60 time-fill fueling posts. In addition, resources for a second compressor have been installed to allow for quick expansion, as All Waste converts more of its fleet to CNG.