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Nov 9, 2016

CNG GARBAGE TRUCKS FLEET * USA: By Waste Management

* Washington - New garbage trucks run cleaner, quieter

--- Many of Kitsap County's diesel-belching garbage trucks are headed for retirement. Rolling into their place is a fleet of new trucks that run quieter and cleaner and cost less to fuel... Waste Management, the company that handles trash and recycling pickup for much of the county, is swapping 20 of the 52 diesel trucks it operates in Kitsap for new models that run on compressed natural gas, also known as CNG... Waste Management estimates the trucks now rolling onto Kitsap roads produce 20 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than the diesel trucks... The technology might be new to Kitsap, but Waste Management has been ramping up the use of CNG-powered vehicles since the 1990s. It now has about 5,000 CNG-powered trucks operating in several states, including nearly 400 in the Seattle area, Spokane Valley and other parts of Washington... While Waste Management will see substantial fuel cost reductions, customers shouldn't necessarily look for cheaper bills. Each truck costs nearly $300,000... 
 (Photo: MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN - Waste Management is adding natural gas-powered garbage trucks to its fleet)   --   Kitsap County, WASH, USA - The Kitsap Sun, by Tristan Baurick - Nov. 06, 2016

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