Waste Connections Inc. has celebrated the opening of its first compressed natural gas facility in Clark County.
It is located at the hauling facility at 9411 N.E. 94th Ave., Vancouver. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Sept. 12.
The facility will supply compressed natural gas to four new yard debris trucks. The station is equipped with four slow fill dispensers and can be expanded to 12.
Maintenance shop upgrades were also completed to service the new fleet of natural gas vehicles.
Scott Campbell, manager of Waste Connections, said the company has a nationwide CNG fueling infrastructure and maintenance program in progress with many locations already on line.
“We are proud to be expanding our CNG program into Clark County,” he said. “We believe CNG has quickly become the alternative fuel that is readily available, and demand is growing.
“Our new yard debris truck fleet is expected to add fuel diversity, curtail emissions and help reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil,” he added.
A Waste Connections transfer station opened in January 2009, in the Port of Camas-Washougal Industrial Park, at 4020 S. Grant St., Washougal.
For more information, call 835-2500 or visit www.clark.wa.gov/recycle/washtransfer.html.