Waste Management has begun using 20 compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks in the Vancouver metropolitan area. The trucks are used to collect recyclables, food waste and garbage from commercial properties in the area. The firm is aiming to eventually convert its entire fleet in the area — a total of 100 trucks — to CNG vehicles.
According to Waste Management, the trucks emit virtually no particulate matter and 23 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than traditional diesel trucks.
“This initiative is all about clean air for the Lower Mainland and Metro Vancouver,” said Dean Kattler, vice president for Waste Management-BC and Pacific Northwest. “Transitioning to clean air trucks to serve Lower Mainland communities and businesses shows Waste Management is listening to our customers and championing BC’s bid to sustain its position as a world-class sustainability leader.”