SANTA ANA, CA – Waste Management and PetroCard opened a new Clean N’ Green Fuel station in Santa Ana, Calif., on Aug. 24 to serve vehicles running on compressed natural gas (CNG).
Waste Management also has added new infrastructure to fuel its existing fleet of CNG recycling and trash collection vehicles at the Santa Ana site. The company said it currently operates the largest fleet of heavy-duty natural gas trucks in North America. Approximately 80 percent of these natural gas trucks operate in Southern California, including 141 natural gas-powered trucks in Orange County.
“We are dedicated to doing business in the most sustainable way possible as well as offering our customers more ways to live green,” said Jason Rose, general manager and vice president of Waste Management of San Diego and Orange County. “Natural gas-powered vehicles run cleaner and quieter, improving air quality and reducing noise pollution. Santa Ana can look forward to cleaner air and neighborhoods as we get more
CNG vehicles on the road.”
ET Environmental built the Santa Ana CNG fueling facility, and Clean Energy Fuels built the time fill. Waste Management and PetroCard funded construction with financial assistance from the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
“CNG is addressing two of the biggest imperatives for fleet owners today – reducing costs and decreasing emissions,” said Steve Tolton, CEO of PetroCard. “Our collaboration with Waste Management at this facility makes it more convenient for fleet owners to save money at the pump while shrinking their carbon footprint from operations.”