July 11, 2012
Veolia ES Solid Waste Inc. has introduced a fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled waste trucks for its Waunakee, Wis., service area.
The solid waste division of Chicago-based Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. said in a news release it has also opened a CNG fueling station in Waunakee.
Veolia has invested in 13 new CNG-powered trucks and a CNG fueling facility that includes 48 fueling bays, allowing for future expansion of the fleet. The fleet will serve more than 25,000 households in the greater Madison area, as well as the single-stream recycling needs of more than 5,000 commercial and industrial customers in Dane, Green and Sauk counties.
"We are very proud to be the first private sector company to bring CNG technology to the state of Wisconsin," said Jim Long, president and CEO of Veolia ES Solid Waste. "Having been based in Milwaukee for many years and with a long history serving customers throughout Wisconsin, this investment is extremely meaningful for us."
Veolia operates four CNG fueling stations and more than 100 CNG-powered vehicles in North America.