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Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District Switches to CNG for Collection Trucks


Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District (WFWRD), which serves Salt Lake County, Utah, has converted their entire fleet of residential collection trucks to compressed natural gas. WFWRD’s entire fleet of 46 residential collection vehicles runs on CNG after completing a five-year transition.

“We service over 82,000 homes every week. This equates to over 1.3 million miles every year,” said Mike Allan, WFWRD Deputy Director over Operations. “By using CNG vehicles, we can dramatically reduce the negative impact to our environment.”

WFWRD says that over the past two years it has saved approximately $780,000 in fuel costs, making the transition both environmentally and economically advantageous. Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District proudly serves the Copperton, Emigration, Kearns, Magna and White City Metro Townships; the cities of Cottonwood Heights, Herriman, Holladay, Millcreek, Taylorsville, and portions of Murray and Sandy; and the unincorporated areas of Salt Lake County.