More CNG Trucks and a Station for Waste Management

This week, Waste Management launched a fleet of 25 CNG trucks in Louisville, Kentucky, and unveiled Louisville’s first public-access, 24-hour CNG fueling station. The fleet is the first of its kind in Kentucky, but Waste Management has indicated that additional CNG-powered collection vehicles will be located in the area in the future. The new fueling station will be open to commercial fleets and private individuals. On Wednesday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, along with other civic, community, and sustainability leaders, attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony and demonstration of the new facility. Waste Management collaborated with PetroCard to develop the station. In 2012, NGVs will represent 80 percent of Waste Management’s new truck purchases, and will continue to be for the next five years. The company has 31 CNG fueling stations in North America and will have nearly 50 in operation by the end of this year.