Waste Management will dedicate its new compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet and CNG fueling facility in Detroit, Michigan on Thursday, September 25. The 38 CNG trucks service the Detroit area making it a greener and cleaner community thanks to the environmental benefits of CNG. This is Waste Management’s first fleet of compressed natural gas trucks in Michigan.
The Dedication Ceremony and Ribbon-cutting will take place on Thursday, September 25 at Noon at Waste Management’s Detroit/Southfield facility (19200 W. Eight Mile Road, Southfield). Featured speakers for the dedication include Southfield City Council President Sylvia Jordan and Waste Management Area Vice President Denise Gretz.
“This new fueling facility gives us the direct capability to fuel a CNG fleet in the Detroit area, and our CNG fleet will lower fleet emissions, helping to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. This demonstrates our commitment to being a positive environmental contributor to the communities we serve,” said Sam Caramagno, District Manager for Waste Management. “The transitioning of our 70 trucks to CNG fits within our sustainability goals and our company’s overall strategy to minimize our environmental footprint,” Caramagno added. In the next few months, five (5) more CNG trucks are expected to arrive. The transition of the rest of the fleet to CNG will occur over the next couple years.