They also opened its first fueling site in the state
Veolia’s new fleet of natural gas garbage trucks debuted on Wisconsin streets
This is the first private sector investment in CNG-powered collection technology for the state and includes 13 new eco-friendly trucks and a station with 48 fueling bays, allowing for future expansion of the fleet as required to support the community’s needs. A ceremony attended by Wisconsin officials, Veolia executives and members of the Waunakee community was held at the Veolia ES Solid Waste – Waunakee location to celebrate the company’s new accomplishment.
“Having been based in Milwaukee for many years and with a long history serving customers throughout Wisconsin, this investment is extremely meaningful for us,” said Jim Long, president and CEO of Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc. “This fleet of trucks will serve over 25,000 households across the greater Madison area, as well as the single-stream recycling needs of over 5,000 commercial and industrial customers across Dane, Green and Sauk counties.”
The new Veolia refuse trucks, comprised of Autocar® CNG-powered chassis combined with McNeilus® and Heil® refuse bodies, run approximately 15 percent (8-10 decibels) quieter than trucks powered with diesel engines, reducing the noise trucks generate while on route. The vehicles also come equipped with automated collection systems that increase efficiency and protect the safety of drivers by keeping them in the cab instead of on the curb.
The Waunakee fueling site is Veolia’s first CNG station in Wisconsin and was designed and built by Vocational Energy
. It features time-fill fueling technology that allows drivers to fuel their trucks during overnight hours, minimizing administrative and operational downtime. The natural gas is being provided to the site by Madison Gas & Electric.Source: Veolia Environmental Services