Florida county gives waste-hauling companies to end of 2020 to switch to CNG trucks

By Cody Boteler, Waste Dive. 

Dive Brief:

  • The two waste-hauling companies in Seminole County, FL, will have to replace their current fleet with trucks that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) by the end of 2020, according to the Orlando Sentinel
  • The companies, Waste Pro of Florida and Advanced Disposal Services, service roughly 65,000 homes in the county. Waste Pro has "about 20" trucks and Advanced Disposal has "about 10" trucks, according to the Sentinel. Recycling trucks and commercial waste trucks will not be affected by the CNG mandate.
  • Orange County, FL, required waste haulers to switch to CNG in 2015. There are 114 trucks operated by three companies in Orange County running on CNG, servicing over 200,000 customers, according to the Sentinel.