On Thursday, Waste Management celebrated the launch of a new fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered trucks in Waterloo, Ontario, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
‘These new vehicles support our overall efforts of reducing carbon emissions from our heavy-duty fleet vehicles,’ said Graham Wathen, Waste Management's Waterloo district manager. ‘It means that 28 vehicles that service the region of Waterloo, Guelph and surrounding areas are CNG fueled, in line with our long-term sustainability strategy.”
Waste Management now operates a total of 79 CNG vehicles throughout Ontario and plans to grow that number to 111 later this year. The company's entire North American fleet includes nearly 4,100 natural gas vehicles (NGVs).
Waste Management also operates 73 CNG fueling stations in North America, two of which are in Ontario. As part of the company's continuing commitment to natural gas, over 90% of its new truck purchases each year will be NGVs.