TruStar Energy has been awarded a contract by All Waste to design and build a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for the refuse hauler.
The station will be built in Hartford, CT, to support All Waste’s fleet, which currently includes 14 CNG trucks with 10 more on order. The time-fill station should be complete by the end of the year.
“This goes hand-in-hand with our long-term recycling efforts. We are the leading hauler with regard to recycling volumes being removed from the waste stream,” said Bob Norton, All Waste operation manager. “We were the first to implement single-stream recycling in Connecticut, where all the types of paper products and glass and metal can go into a single receptacle. It increased recycling by over 100%. In keeping with that, we made the decision to convert to CNG for our larger garbage trucks.”
The fleet runs 80 total vehicles, with plans to have 60 of those converted to CNG within five years.
“All Waste has been involved with CNG for about 18 months and several fleets in the area have since become involved in the CNG movement,” said Scott Edelbach, vice president of sales for TruStar Energy.
According to Edelbach, the station will consist of a single 200 hp. compressor and 60 time-fill fueling posts. In addition, resources for a second compressor have been installed to allow for quick expansion sometime in 2015.