Land of Waste – American Landfills & Waste Generation


The average American tosses 4.4 pounds of trash every single day. It may not seem all that astonishing on the surface, but with 323.7 million people living in the United States, that is roughly 728,000 tons of daily garbage – enough to fill 63,000 garbage trucks. … More Land of Waste – American Landfills & Waste Generation

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Seattle Public Utilities Solid Waste Collection Contractors Begin Receiving Compressed Natural Gas Garbage Trucks


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