TFC Recycling unveils private CNG-powered collection truck

TFC Recycling, a waste solutions and recycling service in the Mid-Atlantic, unveiled its first truck powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).

During an open house at its Chesapeake headquarters, TFC displayed the new vehicle, which will have a lower carbon footprint because it burns 30 percent cleaner than diesel fuel and will also generate 15 percent less noise. TFC plans to purchase more CNG powered trucks.

“CNG is a domestic renewable energy source with substantial proven reserves in this country,” said Michael Benedetto, president of TFC Recycling, which collects and processes materials in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk and throughout Central Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. “Maintenance costs are lower and unlike petroleum fuels, the price of CNG can be fixed. But beyond the business benefits, this renewable energy source is just better for the community because of its lower emissions. We can’t wait to have a full fleet of CNG trucks someday.”