The city of North Miami Beach now has four state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly garbage trucks, as part of a contract with Waste Management.
Waste Management paid for the trucks, which cost about $275,000 each, Public Works Director Esmond Scott said.
The trucks run on compressed natural gas (CNG), which is better for the environment.
North Miami Beach City Manager Ana Garcia said the CNG trucks are beneficial in reducing the carbon footprint.
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“The mission of the city of North Miami Beach is to provide excellent municipal services in a financially responsible and environmentally conscious manner, while engaging our residents, and certainly the latter is happening with these CNG trucks,” Garcia said.
In addition to helping the environment, the trucks also have technology that enhance safety with cameras and computers.
Scott spoke on the benefits of green trucks: “It saves a lot in terms of metric tons of carbon per year. Everything is headed in the right direction in terms of the environment going forward.”
Both Garcia and Scott are happy the CNG trucks are being used in North Miami Beach.
“It’s really exciting that we have these new trucks in,” Garcia said. “It’s been a win-win.”
Scott said several more green trucks will arrive in April.