Waste Industries, a regional provider of non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services, says it will be unveiling its new compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 12 at the company’s Wilmington, N.C., facility.
According to Waste Industries, this ceremony marks the launch of the largest private CNG operation in New Hanover County and adds 21 collection vehicles and one service truck. The company currently has CNG operations in Wake, Durham, Wilson, Pitt, Greene, Brunswick counties, totaling over 190 trucks.
Waste Industries says the project, which cost $7 million, includes a state-of-the-art filling system with dual compressors, shop upgrades and vehicles. According to the company’s fact sheet, there are 40 filling hoses attached to the CNG compressor station.
The implementation of the CNG fleet in New Hanover County will reduce Waste Industries’ carbon footprint by lowering carbon monoxide emissions by approximately 77%, nitrogen oxide emissions by approximately 87%, particulate matter emissions by 95%, and greenhouses gases by over 20%.