San Jose will have a new fleet of waste and recycling trucks using compressed natural gas (CNG) serving parts of the city beginning Dec. 16.
The new GreenTeam trucks will serve residents in west and central San Jose, the city’s Environmental Services Department said in a news release.
The new trucks will have a larger collection capacity, reducing the number of trips needed to the landfill and recycling facilities. With the new fleet, two separate trucks will pick up waste and recyclables at different times of the day.
“CNG is cleaner burning and allows us to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of our residential waste collection fleet in the near term,” said Kerrie Romanow, director of San Jose Environmental Services. “This will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and move us toward our Green Vision.”
San Jose’s GreenTeam serves about 48,000 single-family homes in western and central San Jose and all of San Jose’s multifamily residents.