Waste Management opens its first Chicago-area CNG fueling station

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Waste Management CNG Facility Dedication

L to R - Darwin Burkhart-Illinois EPA, Samantha Bingham-City of Chicago Department of Environment, Steve Batchelor-Waste Management, Judy Asbruscato-President of Wheeling, Chip Wertz-Waste Management, Tony Lindsay-Gas Technology Institute

Waste Management raises commitment to natural gas
as it opens its first Chicago-area CNG fueling station

Clean-burning vehicles reduce exhaust emissions for cleaner air

WHEELING, IL, May 24, 2011 – Waste Management of Illinois today raised its commitment to use clean-burning natural gas-powered garbage and recycling trucks with the dedication here of a new filling station for compressed natural gas (CNG).

Joining Waste Management were officials from north suburban communities, the State of Illinois, the Gas Technology Institute, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, and Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC) Coalition, a voluntary organization launched by the U.S. Department of Energy to encourage the use of clean fuels and clean vehicle technologies in the Chicago metropolitan area.

The new facility is equipped with 40 filling bays to fuel Waste Management CNG collection vehicles. The Company currently operates six CNG-powered vehicles in Chicago’s north suburban communities and is awaiting delivery of 10 additional CNG vehicles this summer. The Company plans to increase its purchase of CNG-powered vehicles going forward.

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