Waste Management Partners with Lung Association for Hauler CNG Conversion

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

June 9, 2014

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Waste Management Partners with Lung Association for Hauler CNG Conversion

Waste Management Inc. has partnered with the American Lung Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to convert seven diesel engine waste haulers to compressed natural gas (CNG).

The waste haulers will reduce 47.3 tons of nitrogen oxides and 2.38 tons of particulate matter, among other emissions.

The Houston-based Waste Management partnered with the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest and the American Lung Association in Utah, according to a news release from the association.

“Mobile source emissions are the leading cause of outdoor air pollution. This project achieved significant emission reductions, helping the American Lung Association’s mission to fight lung disease and improve lung health,” said Glenn Lanham, executive director, American Lung Association in Utah.

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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