Allan Gerlat, News Editor

October 15, 2013

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WCA Waste Opens Florida CNG Station

WCA Waste Corp. has opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Gainesville, Fla., built by TruStar Energy.

The Houston-based WCA added the time-fill station to fuel its fleet of more than 50 CNG waste vehicles for the region. It represents the first CNG fueling station in Gainesville, Fontana, Calif.-based TruStar said in a news release.

"The WCA Gainesville facility is a company milestone and adds a much greater footprint to WCA's growing CNG fleet," said Robert Mecchi, WCA vice president of fleet & procurement.

The two-compressor station allows WCA to increase efficiencies by fueling on site and allows the option of expansion in the future, said Scott Edelbach, TruStar vice president.

Mecchi said WCA plans to install several stations during the next several years with the goal of an 80-percent CNG-fueled fleet by 2017.

WCA is the preferred solid waste and recycling provider for Gainesville and Alachua County.

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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