Allan Gerlat, News Editor

December 11, 2013

1 Min Read
San Jose, Calif., to Launch CNG Waste, Recycling Fleet

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.


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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