Faced with rising refuse collection costs, the Town of Smithtown, New York, decided to require its refuse collection contractors to use compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks. It was the first New York municipality to institute such a requirement. On January 1, 2007, the 30 contractor-owned diesel refuse trucks collecting solid waste and recyclables from the town’s 116,000 residents were replaced by 22 CNG models.
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International Association of Natural Gas Vehicles (IANGV). Seattle Public Utilities Solid Waste Collection Contractors Begin Receiving Compressed Natural Gas Garbage Trucks. McNeilus Companies, Inc., has delivered the first of 144 new Cummins Westport powered Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refuse trucks to the city of Seattle, Washington. The two contracted fleets servicing the Seattle Public Utilities Contract selected McNeilus to provide the refuse vehicles. The purchases are part of a statewide initiative to cut vehicle emissions in advance of the 2010 federal emissions requirements. McNeilus expects to deliver the remaining CNG vehicles in late March 2009. Contractors Waste Management, who purchased 106 of the CNG trucks, broke ground on a refuelling station to service the fleet as well as making public sales of CNG. Cleanscapes, the other Seattle PUC contractor will take delivery of the remainder of the vehicles. … More Seattle Public Utilities Solid Waste Collection Contractors Begin Receiving Compressed Natural Gas Garbage Trucks
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