WCA Waste Corp. has opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Gainesville, Fla., built by TruStar Energy.
The Houston-based WCA added the time-fill station to fuel its fleet of more than 50 CNG waste vehicles for the region. It represents the first CNG fueling station in Gainesville, Fontana, Calif.-based TruStar said in a news release.
"The WCA Gainesville facility is a company milestone and adds a much greater footprint to WCA's growing CNG fleet," said Robert Mecchi, WCA vice president of fleet & procurement.
The two-compressor station allows WCA to increase efficiencies by fueling on site and allows the option of expansion in the future, said Scott Edelbach, TruStar vice president.
Mecchi said WCA plans to install several stations during the next several years with the goal of an 80-percent CNG-fueled fleet by 2017.
WCA is the preferred solid waste and recycling provider for Gainesville and Alachua County.