Allied Waste dedicates first compressed natural gas refuse and recycling fleet

Allied Waste Services of Boise, a Republic Services company, unveiled a compressed natural gas (CNG) station that will fuel the company’s CNG refuse truck fleet and will also serve as the first public fueling station in Idaho starting next year. Republic has a contract with the City of Boise to provide all solid waste and recycling services for residential and commercial customers in the Greater Boise area. Clean Energy, a provider of natural gas for transportation in North America, provided the fueling infrastructure.

“We believe that CNG, because it is a domestic fuel resource, is a positive move for the country and will help us achieve energy independence,” said Kory Coleman, area president Mountain Region, Republic Services. “The use of these clean-burning CNG trucks as replacements for our older diesel models aligns with the City of Boise’s strategic plan to achieve consistent compliance with increasingly stringent standards set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.”

Using CNG helps lower harmful emissions like nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, toxic pollutants and greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in the air. The public fueling station, which will be complete in 2010, will make it possible for individuals, fleet operators and local governments to switch to CNG fuel.