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Community Waste Disposal introduces natural gas trucks

Community Waste Disposal, (CWD) the largest privately-owned waste management company in North Texas, introduced five new environmentally-friendly compressed natural gas (CNG) waste trucks.

The company expects the new vehicles to eliminate 225 metric tons of greenhouse emissions each year – the equivalent of taking 370 vehicles off Metroplex roads each day.

CWD manages waste and recycling for 13 North Texas municipalities, as well as office and apartment buildings and industrial locations.

The five “green” trucks, which are also bright green in color, were unveiled at a ceremony attended by state and local officials, and company customers. T. Boone Pickens, well-known advocate of green practices that make good business sense, was guest speaker.

Since the CNG trucks run quieter, they lead to less noise pollution. Customers will hear less as the CNG trucks travel Metroplex streets.

In addition, natural gas costs 40 percent less than diesel.

Over the next 10 years, CWD will convert its diesel fleet to CNG trucks. The company currently operates 125 Class A diesel trucks, the largest privately-owned waste management fleet in the Metroplex. By 2022, when the transition is complete, CWD anticipates having 175 environmentally-friendly trucks on Texas roads.

Assigned to specific areas, the new green trucks will cover 5 of the 100 routes that CWD operates daily.