WCA Waste Begins Transition to Compressed Natural Gas

Solid waste services company WCA Waste Corp. has rolled out four refuse vehicles that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) to handle residential and commercial operations in greater Houston.

As a part of this initiative, the company also placed a new CNG refueling facility into service to accommodate the new natural gas vehicles and the NGVs that WCA plans on deploying in the coming years. The station is located at WCA's residential hauling facility on Highway 6 South in western Houston.

‘CNG is the best transportation fuel for tethered fleets,’ says Robert Mecchi, vice president of procurement and fleet for WCA. ‘The sheer prevalence of natural gas makes it the best domestic resource that can power our current and future transportation needs.’

WCA notes that it also intends to convert its fleet of refuse trucks in central Florida to CNG later this year, as well as to expand natural gas in most of its other markets. The company has operations in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

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