Clean Energy Fuels Corp., North American provider of natural gas fuel for transportation, has contracted with major Southeast U.S. solid waste collection, recycling and disposal company Waste Pro USA to build, operate and maintain a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on Waste Pro property in Fort Pierce, FL. The private time-fill fueling facility will support the company’s new fleet of CNG-powered trash trucks.
Waste Pro recently announced its investment of $100 million for vehicles and fueling stations to transition a portion of its fleet from diesel to CNG. The investment includes planned construction by Clean Energy of natural gas fueling facilities in the South.
Development of the Waste Pro CNG station at Fort Pierce has been permitted, with opening projected for early third quarter of 2012. In Phase One of its CNG transition effort, Waste Pro expects to deploy 150 heavy-duty waste collection and recycling trucks to serve residential and commercial customers.
Commenting on its CNG fueling commitment and station infrastructure partnership with Clean Energy, John J. Jennings, President and CEO of Waste Pro, said, “We care about the communities we serve. This move will reduce emissions in our operating footprint and potentially provide fueling stations for the cities and counties we serve.”
Raymond P. Burke, Clean Energy Vice President, said, “We are pleased to partner with Waste Pro to support its new fleet commitment to natural gas-powered trucks to add fuel diversity, curtail harmful emissions and dependence on foreign oil. We congratulate Waste Pro for its exemplary leadership efforts in the Southeast U.S. region.”
Waste Pro is one of the country’s fastest growing, privately owned waste collection, recycling and disposal companies, operating in seven southeastern states: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, North Carolina, Louisiana and Mississippi. With more than 2,400 employees and 1,400 trucks, it serves more than 1.8 million customers from 70 operating locations, and maintains more than 140 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises.
(This article compiled using information from a Clean Energy Fuels press release)