Greening the Garbage Truck

John Davis

aw_truck.jpgTwo hundred twenty-five garbage trucks from Allied Waste will soon be running on biodiesel. There’s this quick blurb in Biodiesel Magazine about the move:

San Mateo County, Calif.-based Allied Waste will roll out its new green initiative Thursday with the announcement of a major change: Its entire 225-truck fleet will switch to locally sourced biodiesel. The move is expected to replace 80,000 gallons of petroleum diesel to B20 on a monthly basis.

State and local officials, along with company officials, are expected at an event to kick off the initiative with Allied Waste’s first 12 biodiesel-powered trucks on Thursday in San Carlos, California.