Waste Management Inc. is opening a new compressed natural gas fueling station Wednesday in Pinellas County. The fueling station is located at its current Pinellas Park facility and will fuel 20 new trucks.
"Waste Management vehicles powered by compressed natural gas emit nearly zero particulate emissions, cut greenhouse gas emissions and are quieter than diesel trucks," the company said in a news release Monday.
The move is part of the company's longer-term plan to expand its compressed natural gas fleet to 65 vehicles by 2021. It currently has 700 trucks that run on natural gas and 14 fueling stations in Florida.
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