Pomona, Calif., Converts Waste Fleet to CNG

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

September 27, 2012

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Pomona, Calif., Converts Waste Fleet to CNG

The city of Pomona, Calif., has converted its entire fleet of waste vehicles to compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks.

Pomona is expecting delivery this month of 22 CNG Mack TerraPro Low Entry vehicles. The city ordered 20 side loaders and two rear loaders, according to a Mack news release.

 “The City of Pomona is committed to reducing its environmental footprint,” said Howard Morris, Pomona solid waste manager.

“Refuse is an ideal application for natural gas because these trucks return home each day for refueling,” said James Waterbury, Mack Pacific District sales manager.

Pomona worked with TEC Equipment Inc., La Mirada, Calif., to complete the purchase.

The trucks were built at Mack’s Macungie Assembly Operations outside of Allentown, Pa.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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