Casella Waste puts hybrid collection vehicle in service
Casella Waste Systems, Inc. deployed its first hybrid
diesel electric collection vehicle.
The company expects the vehicle, an International DuraStar Hybrid diesel
electric hybrid truck, to reduce fuel consumption by 30 to 40 percent
and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 65 percent. The vehicle was put
into service on an organics recycling route in the greater Burlington,
Vermont market in early May.
Earlier this year, the company installed an on-board oil refining system
on over 800 of its vehicles, significantly extending time between oil
changes, reducing oil consumption and maintenance costs, and reducing
greenhouse gas emissions. Combined with the commitment to deploy hybrid
truck solutions, the company expects to make further strides toward adopting
innovative technologies to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas
Casella expects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 8
to 11 metric tons of CO2 equivalents annually with this single hybrid
vehicle through reduced vehicle emissions.