All Waste trucks run on clean burning fuel
According to Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), air pollution from diesel engines presents real public health concerns for Connecticut. They emit high levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM), which makes asthma, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and similar respiratory conditions worsen. (Source: ct.gov)
If you don’t already have a respiratory condition, you are not in the clear. According to the Clean Air Task force, adult exposure to diesel pollution contributes to 27,000 heart attacks, 14,500 hospitalizations and 2.4 million lost work days each year. (source: cdc.gov) Diesel exhaust has also been classified as a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), meaning it causes cancer. (Source: ct.gov) Lung cancer specifically is the major cancer thought to be linked to diesel exhaust. (Source: cancer.org)
Garbage trucks still running on diesel fuel are polluting the air around you, your children, and anyone else that breaths (yes, everyone!) each time they make a pass down your street.
We are always working for a cleaner tomorrow. That means being on the forefront of change. That’s why we are committed to converting the majority of our fleet to run on Connecticut Natural Gas, making them clean burning. We’ve also reduced the number of times we drive through communities we call home, too. By picking up recycling bi-weekly, we’re minimizing our carbon footprint. But don’t worry, if you find yourself overloaded with recyclables, just let us know. We can provide a second recycling cart for free and have it picked up along with your other carts.
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