Natural Gas Garbage Trucks In Hillsborough

Garbage_Truck_2013Waste Management rolled out 22 new, forest-green garbage trucks Thursday, each fitted with robotic arms and fueled by environmentally friendly natural gas.

The trucks, which cost about $400,000 apiece, will head to east Hillsborough County neighborhoods Monday, the official start for automated garbage collection in the county.

Waste Management, along with Progressive Waste and Republic Services, submitted the lowest bids late last year to provide automated garbage pickup in the unincorporated areas of the county. Progressive Waste, formerly Waste Services Inc., also will be using trucks fueled by compressed natural gas. Republic Services will eventually transition to the cleaner-burning fuel.

Source: The Tampa Tribune