Climate Action Plan
- Reduce direct and indirect Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions ahead of statewide GHG emissions reduction goals
- Increase recycling and composting to avoid GHG emissions by over 20 times what our operations generate
Since we set these goals, we’ve continued to transition to renewable energy and reduce our dependence on nonrenewable fossil fuels. Our fleet contributes approximately 87% to our GHG emissions and therefore provides the greatest opportunities for emission reductions. Two hybrid vehicles deliver bins and carts to both our residential and commercial customers. We also utilize biodiesel fuel and we continue to replace our older diesel trucks with vehicles that are fueled with cleaner burning compressed natural gas (CNG). As a part of our commitment to reduce GHG emissions, we prefer to use biodiesel from low carbon sources, such as recycled cooking oil. We are currently looking at ways to purchase biodiesel solely from these sources.