Port waste travels with a lighter footprint

by Lisa Timmerman 2/5/2013 12:52 PM

Gresham Sanitary Services provides waste hauling services for the Port of Portland, and it became the state’s first trash hauler to use compressed natural gas in its vehicles in 2011. At that time, GSS had introduced a front load CNG truck to its fleet, which it used to haul Port composting, recycling and garbage. GSS recently added a CNG roll-off truck to its fleet. Roll-off trucks are used to pick up large drop box containers, such as those located in our rental car quick turnaround facility (pictured below). The addition of the new CNG truck means that all of the Port's waste gets hauled to transfer stations using cleaner burning alternative fuel. 

 

“We are proud to continue raising our commitment to sustainability by increasing our CNG fleet and pleased to be able to provide 100 percent CNG sanitary service to Port facilities,” says GSS General Manager, Matt Miller.

At the Port, we continuously look for ways to reduce air emissions from our operations and commend GSS for making this commitment to reducing emissions from their fleet vehicles.