CNG-powered waste collection trucks

Thursday, 12 November, 2009

Fleet commissioned in South Australia

SITA Environmental Solutions’ new fleet of kerbside collection vehicles, powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), has been officially commissioned in South Australia. The fleet of 23 vehicles will service the Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority (NAWMA) council regions of Playford, Salisbury and Gawler with fortnightly recycling and garden and food organics collections, and a weekly general waste collection.

Using CNG in the new truck fleet will provide outcomes for the environment as the vehicles will emit less greenhouse gas than those running on diesel. The trucks will refuel at NAWMA’s new $2 million Elizabeth West CNG refuelling station.

In addition to the CNG tanks, the new trucks are fitted with onboard computers to capture data each time household bins are emptied.

“Location data, time of collection and individual bin information is gathered and transmitted instantly to a central database allowing NAWMA to track its kerbside collection services for timely and efficient waste management and excellent customer service,” said the Chairman of NAWMA, Councillor Brian Goodall.

In recent years, NAWMA has increased diversion of waste from landfill significantly through extensive recycling of household waste products, garden and food organics. NAWMA, which serves a population of around 230,000, manages over 150,000 collections of household waste, recyclables, and garden and food organics from the kerbside each week.

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