Waste Management Inc. has opened its 50th compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, in Jackson, Miss.
The new CNG retail station will serve Jackson municipalities, businesses and the public, as well as Waste Management with its new fleet, the company said in a news release.
“This is a significant milestone for us as we convert our heavy-duty collection fleet to natural gas,” said Eric Woods, Waste Management’s vice president of fleet supply chain. “For each diesel truck produced in 2006 or earlier that we replace with a natural gas one, we see an average annual reduction of 8,000 gallons of diesel and 22 metric tons of greenhouse gases.”
Of the company’s 50 fueling stations across North America, 18 can be accessed by the public. Waste Management owns the stations, purchases the fuel and funds their construction, which the company said allows it to have competitive prices.