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Waste Management to Convert Pennsylvania-Area Fleet to CNGWaste Management to Convert Pennsylvania-Area Fleet to CNG

Allan Gerlat

April 7, 2014

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Waste Management to Convert Pennsylvania-Area Fleet to CNG

Waste Management Inc. will replace half its waste fleet based in Pen Argyl, Pa., with compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, and may replace the entire fleet by next year.

The Houston-based Waste Management will order 25 waste and recycling collection vehicles and the probably the remaining 25 next year, the company confirmed in an e-mail. Fleet director Jim Pryor made the statement; he oversees New York City, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

Nearby Plainfield Township agreed to allow Waste Management to establish a CNG fueling station for both private and public use near its Grand Central Landfill.

The company received a grant of $806,248 grant from the state Department of Community and Economic Development, as well as $490,000 from the state Department of Environmental Protection.

The diesel trucks Waste Management replaces will go to other sites, it said.

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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