(VIDEO) WIN Waste Innovations operates Boston's first electric collection vehicle
WIN Waste Innovations has become the first company to operate fully electric trash trucks in the City of Boston. The vehicles are also powered exclusively by energy generated from the waste the trucks collect.
"Our customers are looking to us to help them reduce their environmental impact, and this project does just that," says Dan Mayo, chief executive officer of WIN Waste Innovations. "We are very proud to take another step in advancing sustainable waste practices by being the first company to invest in the circular economy in this unique way – collecting waste with electric trucks, converting that waste into renewable energy, and using that energy to charge the trucks back up."
The Mack LR Electric vehicles will each collect 220 cubic yards of waste per day. In addition to powering the trucks themselves, the waste they collect will help provide converted renewable energy to local homes and businesses in the region. This electrification will avert the need for approximately 12,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 122 metric tons of CO2e each year.
In addition to the company's investment, WIN Waste received funding to purchase the trucks through a competitive grant program operated by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.