Allan Gerlat, News Editor

October 8, 2014

1 Min Read
Red River Waste Adds CNG to Fleet in Iowa

Red River Waste Solutions LP has delivered its first compressed natural gas (CNG) truck to its waste collection fleet in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and plans to add nine more to its fleet there by 2016.

The Dripping Springs, Texas-based Red River has a goal of “Go Green with CNG” and is reviewing all company operations, including the results of the new fleet in Council Bluffs, to consider increasing its CNG fleet in the future, according to a news release.

“We recognize the ability we have as an organization to improve the environmental quality in our local service areas, and we are proud to be able to bring the first CNG powered garbage and recycling trucks to Council Bluffs,” said President Weldon Smith. 

Red River has provided waste and recycling service to Council Bluffs since 2008. It noted the strong public-private partnership it has developed with the city through the years.

Red River provides residential and commercial waste and recycling collection service in eight states.

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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