Waste Management Opens 50th CNG Station

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

July 31, 2013

1 Min Read
Waste Management Opens 50th CNG Station

Waste Management Inc. has opened its 50th compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, in Jackson, Miss.

The new CNG retail station will serve Jackson municipalities, businesses and the public, as well as Waste Management with its new fleet, the company said in a news release.

“This is a significant milestone for us as we convert our heavy-duty collection fleet to natural gas,” said Eric Woods, Waste Management’s vice president of fleet supply chain. “For each diesel truck produced in 2006 or earlier that we replace with a natural gas one, we see an average annual reduction of 8,000 gallons of diesel and 22 metric tons of greenhouse gases.”

Of the company’s 50 fueling stations across North America, 18 can be accessed by  the public. Waste Management owns the stations, purchases the fuel and funds their construction, which the company said allows it to have competitive prices.

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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