Waste Management goes au naturel

Six new trucks run cleaner and quieter

On Tuesday (April 15), Waste Management of North Valley unveiled some new additions to its fleet: six trucks fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG). Each truck will reduce diesel use by about 8,000 gallons and greenhouse gas emissions by 22 metric tons each year, according to a WM press release.

In addition to cutting fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions, the CNG-powered trucks also run quieter than traditional diesel trucks, so they’ll help in the area of noise pollution as well.

“We are proud to be the first and only waste and recycling collection company in the area to operate the CNG trucks, which helps keep the air in our community clean,” WM District Manager Ryan West said in the release.