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When Blue Means ’Green’

Montgomery County’s fleet of blue trash and recycling trucks has gone green.

County Executive Ike Leggett and Environmental Protection Director Bob Hoyt recently took the opportunity at the County’s refueling station on Crabbs Branch Way to announce that the 100-truck trash and recycling fleet is being converted to compressed natural gas vehicles, making Montgomery County the first in Maryland to do so.

Also participating in the announcement were employees of Unity Disposal and Recycling, the County’s collection contractor.

To date, 20 of the bright blue trucks with posters on the side promoting the benefits of CNG and recycling are in service on some routes in the County. Another 20 will be on the road by July 1 and the remaining 60 trucks will be phased in over the next two years.

Read more about the new “green fleet” and its benefits. Press Release. 

CATEGORIES: Environmental
POSTED AT: Thursday, July 01, 2010 | 6:00:00 AM |
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Last edited: 11/8/2010