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New CNG Station Opened to Support Refuse Collection Trucks

Major trash operators in Idaho, New Jersey, Florida, and California have opened new compressed natural gas (CNG) stations that support the fuel needs of refuse collection trucks.

Clean Energy Fuels has designed and built the gas stations for Central Jersey Waste, Hamilton Township, NJ; Choice Environmental Services, Fort Lauderdale, FL; South County Sanitary Company, San Luis Obispo, CA; and Allied Waste Services, Boise, ID.

The new CNG station from Choice Environmental Services caters to the first, privately- owned fleet of natural gas trash trucks in South Florida, serving residential and commercial customers in the City of Fort Lauderdale. With plans for expansion, Choice Environmental Services will deploy its CNG trash trucks throughout its service area, which includes Palm Beach, Broward, Dade, and Collier counties.

Central Jersey Waste and Recycling is the first trash company in New Jersey to convert part of its truck fleet operations into to natural gas fuel. Under contract with Clean Energy, the company will construct a private time-fill fuelling station for CNG trucks at its Trenton facility. The station is partly funded by the company, while Clean Energy Finance has pooled in funds for truck purchases.  

A Republic Services company, Allied Waste Services, opened its first CNG fuel station in Idaho. The new station with public access will be used to fuel the company’s growing fleet of CNG trash trucks. Under contracts with the City of Boise, Allied Waste Services provides solid waste and recycling services for Greater Boise. The new station, designed and built by Clean Energy, will open in early 2010 with access for individuals, local governments and fleet operators to adopt CNG fuelled trucks.

Waste Connections company, South County Sanitary provides trash collection and recycling to residents and businesses in the area, under contracts with the San Luis Obispo, CA Integrated Waste Management Authority. The company’s first private CNG fuelling station, built by Clean Energy, will meet the requirements of its CNG truck fleet and citing the benefits of cheaper, quieter, and cleaner operations, plans on the transition of its entire trash fleet to natural gas power

Congratulating the four companies, Vice President of Clean Energy, Raymond P. Burke, said that CNG refuse trucks are quieter and reduce 23% greenhouse gas emissions, when compared with conventional diesel-powered trucks and fuel for CNG costs lower than diesel. This environmental and economic factor has attracted refuse agencies and companies America towards the adoption of natural gas fuel.


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