One of Waste Management's new compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks was the center of attention at the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday. Waste Management's CNG fleet will include 30 trucks by the end of 2013. The conversion is part of Waste Management’s larger corporate sustainability initiative and mission to convert a minimum of 80 percent of its entire fleet to alternative fuel burning vehicles by 2020, according to a company press release. To date, Waste Management has converted more than 2,000 vehicles nationwide.
“In 2012, Waste Management spent a considerable amount of time and effort planning this conversion as a safer and greener alternative in the way we serve our valued customers and communities,” said Domenica Farmer, senior district manager at Waste Management in Fort Walton Beach. “By converting from diesel fuel to CNG, we are delivering the benefits of our commitment to sustainability to the communities of Okaloosa County.”