Waste Management Launches Waterloo CNG Truck Fleet
Waste Management (WM) celebrated the launch of a new fleet of CNG fueled trucks with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the company’s facility on Conrad Place in Waterloo, Ontario. The initiative represents an investment of more than $13 million in the community.
“These new vehicles support our overall efforts of reducing carbon emissions from our heavy duty fleet vehicles,” said Graham Wathen, District Manager – Waterloo for Waste Management. “It means that 28 vehicles that service the Region of Waterloo, Guelph and surrounding areas are CNG fueled, in line with our long-term sustainability strategy.”
With the largest heavy-duty truck fleet in North America, the company now has nearly 4,100 of its vehicles running on natural gas. In Ontario, WM has 79 CNG-powered vehicles and is expecting to grow that to 111 later this year.
WM operates 73 CNG fueling stations in North America, two of which are in Ontario. As part of the company’s continuing commitment to natural gas vehicles, over 90 percent of its new truck purchases each year will be natural gas vehicles.