At DSI, we are about more than picking up your trash or recyclables. We put thought into protecting our environment while collecting your trash and recyclables. As part of our continual sustainability goal of converting our collection fleet from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG), we are adding 2 new CNG powered residential automated collection trucks to our fleet. This will bring the total of CNG powered collection vehicles to 22 and by the end of June we will add another commercial collection truck to our CNG fleet. Why is this important for our environment? The CNG powered trucks emit up to 23% less pollutants into the air as compared to a diesel powered truck. In addition, they are 30% quieter than a diesel truck, greatly reducing noise pollution in your neighborhood and community.
Carbon reduction to the equivalent to taking 5.9 average passenger cars off road is the equivalent of planting 1,390 mature trees and 15.1 lbs less carbon produced than a Diesel Gallon Equivalent consumed.
DSI is continually working on delivering sustainability to our customers, whether its via our CNG powered trucks, our easy recycling programs, or utilizing disposal sites that turn trash into energy to power homes in our community.
** Calculations based on 40 gallons diesel consumed/day, 235 days/year