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By Eric Florip.  
Columbian transportation & environment reporter
Published: September 12, 2013 


Normally, buying four new yard debris trucks isn't cause for celebration at Waste Connections Inc. Normally, those trucks don't run without a drop of diesel fuel. But the latest additions are something different — the vehicles rolled out locally last month are fueled by the county's first compressed natural gas fueling station. Waste Connections officials and local leaders dedicated one of the new trucks Thursday at the company's hauling facility in the Five Corners area off Northeast 94th Avenue. As the specially equipped truck started up next to the fueling station, the gathering took note of one benefit some residents may have noticed already during their morning pick-up. "They're quieter," said Chris Thomas, Waste Connections' district manager. "They're noticeably quieter."

Full article: Waste Connections debuts natural-gas-fueled trucks