including Choice Environmental Services, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Central Jersey Waste, Hamilton Township, N.J.; Allied Waste Services, Boise, Idaho; and South County Sanitary Company, San Luis Obispo, Calif. These new stations will support their growing fleets of CNG refuse collection trucks.
"CNG trash trucks reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 23 percent compared to conventional diesel-powered models, and are quieter," said Raymond Burke, vice president of Clean Energy. "CNG fuel costs significantly less, on average, than diesel."
The new Choice Environmental Services CNG station supports the first privately owned fleet of natural gas refuse trucks in South Florida, according to Clean Energy. The company plans to expand CNG truck deployment throughout its service area, which encompasses Palm Beach, Broward, Dade and Collier counties.
Central Jersey Waste and Recycling has become the first refuse company in New Jersey to convert a portion of its truck fleet operations to clean-burning natural gas fuel. The company financed a portion of station construction and CNG truck purchase costs through Clean Energy Finance, which offers creative funding options and support for Clean Energy customers.
The new Allied Waste Services station is the first CNG fuel station with public access in Idaho, according to Clean Energy. The new station will open for public access in early 2010.
South County Sanitary Company, which provides trash collection and recycling services to San Luis Obispo, Calif., residents and businesses, has opened its first private Clean Energy CNG fueling station. The company plans to transition its entire refuse fleet to natural gas power.