Waste Management has cut the ribbon on its 50th natural gas refueling station: a public-access site in Jackson, Miss.
‘This is a significant milestone for us as we convert our heavy-duty collection fleet to natural gas,’ says Eric Woods, vice president of fleet supply chain for Waste Management.
This facility will primarily service Waste Management's own fleet of heavy-duty compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse vehicles. These trucks will run regular routes in Jackson and the surrounding area. However, CNG will also be available at the retail level for other private fleets, municipalities and the public.
Waste Management has been using natural gas in some of its vehicles for more than 15 years – and now has the largest fleet of natural-gas-powered refuse and recycling trucks in North America. It owns and operates refueling infrastructure – including 18 public-access stations – all over the U.S.