Mesa’s Solid Waste Management Department will add new vehicles to its fleet that are fueled by compressed natural gas.
Over the next two years, the department will add 18 new refuse trucks powered by CNG and will replace older vehicles that are not fueled by compressed natural gas. The vehicles are less detrimental to the environment, and the city expects to see a significant cost savings over diesel fuel that will compensate for the initial purchasing expense.
“The Solid Waste Department is excited about the opportunity to move toward CNG as a fuel source for the refuse vehicles,” said Michael Comstock, Director of the Solid Waste Management Department, in a press release. “Through a methodical and conservative review of the technological advancements for these vehicles and a lengthy economic analysis of the program, we are convinced the transfer to this type of fuel is a long-term benefit to the City of Mesa.”