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City welcomes cleaner-burning trucks

June 07, 2011
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RENTON, WA — The city of Renton has ordered 19 new clean air garbage trucks from Waste Management, according to the Renton Patch.

Because of a new sustainability initiative from the city of Renton and Waste Management (WM), the trucks that collect recycling, food waste and garbage are now cleaner and quieter, the article stated.

According to the article, Waste Management’s trucks are powered by compressed natural gas for a reduced carbon footprint.

"This initiative with Waste Management is really all about cleaner air and quieter streets," said Mayor Denis Law.

"It is another opportunity to improve the quality of life for Renton citizens and an important step forward for this community’s sustainable future," Law added.

Waste Management operates the world''s largest fleet of heavy-duty trucks powered by clean-burning natural gas, the article noted.

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