CNG Trucks: A Natural Choice for Waste Disposal

Everyone has a role to play in keeping our environment clean. Yes, we all should be making wise decisions in regards to minimizing waste and maximizing our recycling


efforts. However, those of us in the waste disposal business have a particularly important role to play.That’s why Gresham Sanitary is proud to be playing our part in the promising trend of converting to work trucks that run on  natural gas. In fact, we recently added a second Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) truck to our garbage fleet. You can read more about our story and the local movement to improve work truck emissions at Ecotrope, a blog from Oregon Public Broadcasting.Sure, businesses like ours have economic incentives, in the literal sense through Oregon’s new alternative fuel incentive program and fuel cost savings (natural gas is currently cheaper than diesel). But there are other benefits that have current and future implications for all of us:

– Natural gas trucks are quieter. That means less noise in your neighborhood!

– There’s less air pollution. Since natural gas is cleaner, it emits less air particulates, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide.

Natural gas isn’t the perfect environmental solution, but it is certainly a significant step in the right direction.

One Response to “CNG Trucks: A Natural Choice for Waste Disposal”

  1. Alex Trodder says:

    That’s interesting that natural gas trucks are quieter. This could be an advantage for neighborhoods that have very early starts for their waste management routes. I’ve also heard that some landfills actually collect methane gas, so they could use it to power their trucks. Thanks for the interesting article.

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