LONGWOOD, FL -- Waste Pro USA announced the company is investing $100 million to transition its fleet of heavy refuse trucks from diesel fuel to compressed natural gas (CNG).
The investment also includes construction of CNG fueling facilities throughout the South.
“This move will dramatically reduce emissions in our operating footprint and potentially provide fueling stations for the cities and counties we serve,” explained John J. Jennings, president and CEO of Waste Pro USA.
Waste Pro’s investment includes an initial order of 150 heavy waste collection and recycling trucks and construction of a multi-million dollar fueling complex in Fort Pierce, Fla. Waste Pro is partnering with Clean Energy, the largest provider of natural gas fuel and facilities in this country, to design and construct the Fort Pierce complex.
“Being a privately held company enables Waste Pro to react quickly to our needs and the needs of the communities we serve,” Jennings said. “Many of our 115 exclusive municipal customers are excited about this opportunity to play a part in the use of domestic CNG fuel and want to participate with us.”