New CNG-powered waste hauling trucks will soon hit the road in Surrey.

Innovative new waste haulers coming to Surrey

New CNG-powered trash trucks will reduce fuel costs, greenhouse gases and noise.

FortisBC and the City of Surrey are announcing that on Oct. 1, 52 new CNG-powered waste-hauling trucks will hit the road. The new vehicles offer an estimated greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 419 tonnes per year. The engines of the new waste haulers will also run more quietly, compared to their diesel counterparts.

“Having an entire fleet of compressed natural gas waste collection trucks will establish a new benchmark in Canada and provide environmental benefits to the entire region,” says Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts.

She adds that replacing one diesel truck with CNG is equivalent to taking 475 cars off the road annually.

Progressive Waste Solutions, which provides waste, organics and recycling solutions to businesses and places of residence across the country, chose FortisBC to construct the compressed natural gas station after being awarded the contract to provide waste, recycling and organics hauling services, using CNG vehicles, to the City of Surrey in February.

“Offering fueling for these waste haulers allows us to expand our offering of compressed natural gas in the Lower Mainland,” said Doug Stout, vice-president of energy solutions and external relations at FortisBC. “The City of Surrey, with the help of Progressive Waste Solutions, has become a B.C. leader in offering sustainable services to its residents.”

CNG trucks are well-suited for Progressive Waste Solutions’ return-to-base fleet. The vehicles fuel up at days’ end at the onsite station and are ready to hit the road again the following day.

“We are proud to serve the City of Surrey and its residents, while helping to meet the community’s sustainability goals,” said Grant Hankins, district manager with Progressive Waste Solutions. “We are looking forward to the launch of the fleet and the benefits it will bring to the community and the environment. Our CNG vehicles have a significantly smaller carbon emissions footprint and our single stream collection system and route management techniques allow us to reduce truck travel, saving time and fuel. We are pleased to partner with the City of Surrey and with FortisBC on a progressive solution.”

In addition to decreased greenhouse gas emissions and noise, refueling for CNG vehicles is estimated to be 25 – 50 per cent cheaper than refueling traditional diesel vehicles due to the current difference in prices.

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