National Clean Fleets Partner: Waste Management
Strategies & Technologies
Joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership: March 2013
Headquarters: Houston, TX
Operations: Waste Management serves residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America.
Waste Management has more than 4,000 heavy-duty natural gas trucks in North American cities today and plans to ultimately convert its entire fleet of 18,000 collection vehicles to natural gas operation. The company is on target to purchase 800 natural gas trucks per year, about 90% of its new truck purchases. Waste Management has 79 natural gas fueling stations across North America, some of which are publicly accessible. By 2020, the company expects its efforts to have saved 350 million gallons of fuel, about 3.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, and $1 billion in operational costs
Clean Fleet News
Louisville, Ky. – Waste Management released the following statement regarding a new renewable energy project at its Outer Loop Recycling and Disposal Facility:
“Waste Management is proud to be investing $30 million in significant new renewable infrastructure for Louisville. Beginning this year, our Outer Loop Recycling and Disposal Facility—which has been in operation for more than 45 years—will implement an innovative new process to convert existing waste into renewable energy.
“The energy recovered at the landfill will be used to power Waste Management’s compressed natural gas powered collection trucks. The facility, the first of its kind in the region, will provide enough energy to fuel 800 trucks—the equivalent of 12,000 homes—per day.
“The source of the energy—decades of waste deposited at the landfill—is already in place meaning this is all possible without the need for any new action or investment from the community. Our investment in building the new infrastructure is all that is needed to start capturing the energy and converting it for use. The waste discarded by Louisville residents will continue to generate alternative energy for many years.
“We are currently working with Metro Louisville and various other agencies on the required permitting and regulatory process necessary to implement this exciting new project at our Outer Loop Recycling and Disposal Facility.
“Waste Management looks forward to continuing its relationship with Metro Louisville and serving its residents and businesses for many years to come.”
For more information, visit the Waste Management website
OCEAN COUNTY – New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) announced the opening of Ocean County, New Jersey’s first public-access CNG fueling station at the Waste Management facility in Toms River. Previously, there had been only eight CNG fueling stations open to the public in New Jersey.
The construction of the CNG fueling station in Toms River is part of NJNG’s pilot program. With approval from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, NJNG invested a total of $10 million to build, own and maintain the infrastructure for three public CNG fueling stations in its service territory. The station at Waste Management’s Toms River facility is the first to become operational.
“We appreciate the opportunity to work with Waste Management to help stimulate the state’s market for compressed natural gas vehicles and the benefits they provide,” said Laurence M. Downes, chairman and CEO of New Jersey Natural Gas. “CNG vehicles are a proven, energy-efficient alternative to gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles, help to improve air quality in our communities and support the country’s goal of energy independence.”
For more information, see the full article.
CHINO – Waste Management of Southern California unveiled a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Chino, California, that will be publicly accessible to natural gas vehicle (NGV) operators in the region.
The public fueling station will refuel Waste Management's local fleet and sell CNG to commercial fleets and retail consumers with CNG vehicles. The company now operates 24 CNG trucks in the City of Chino and plans to replace the few remaining diesel trucks later this year, making its entire fleet serving in the City of Chino powered by natural gas.
"We are pleased with the strong commitment Waste Management has demonstrated toward cleaner air," said Dennis Yates, City of Chino Mayor and Vice Chairman of the South Coast Air Quality Management District's Governing Board.
In North America, Waste Management currently operates the largest fleet of heavy-duty natural gas trucks in the waste industry with more than 4,000 natural gas trucks, including more than 1,100 in Southern California.
For more information, see the full article.
- Sustainability at Waste Management
- Video: Corporate Fleets Set the Pace for a Green Driving Future
- Waste Management's Think Green Initiative
- Waste Management Website
For additional information, contact the Clean Cities National Clean Fleets Partnership account manager, Mark Smith.