National Clean Fleets Partner: Veolia Environmental Services

Photo of a Veolia recycling collection truck fueled by compressed natural gas.

The Solid Waste division of Veolia Environmental Services maintains a fleet of more than 3,000 trucks, heavy equipment, and support vehicles. The company is dedicated to reducing petroleum use and emissions through route optimization, alternative fuels, and hybridization. As of 2012, the company operates four compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and more than 100 CNG refuse-collection and support vehicles.

Fast Facts

  • Joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership: December 2011
  • Headquarters: Chicago, IL
  • Operations: 30 states across the United States
  • Strategies and Technologies: Natural gas vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, telematics, route optimization

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July 11, 2012

Veolia Environmental Services introduces new fleet of compressed natural gas powered trucks to Madison market

WAUNAKEE, Wis. – Veolia ES Solid Waste Inc., the solid waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. (VESNA), today announced the introduction of a fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) powered refuse trucks to its Waunakee, Wisconsin, service area. A ceremony attended by Wisconsin officials, Veolia executives and members of the Waunakee community was held today at the Veolia ES Solid Waste – Waunakee location to celebrate the company's new fleet and CNG fueling station.

"We are very proud to be the first private-sector company to bring CNG technology to the state of Wisconsin," said Jim Long, president and CEO of Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc. "Having been based in Milwaukee for many years and with a long history serving customers throughout Wisconsin, this investment is extremely meaningful for us."

Veolia has invested in 13 new CNG-powered trucks and a CNG fueling infrastructure that includes 48 fueling bays, allowing for future expansion of the fleet as required to support the community's needs. "This fleet of CNG trucks will serve over 25,000 households across the greater Madison area, as well as the single-stream recycling needs of over 5,000 commercial and industrial customers across Dane, Green, and Sauk counties," explained Long.

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