Waste Management unveiled a Rotopress brand electrically driven compactor from Germany’s Faun in Houston late last week, and said that the product will be tested in San Diego and Sacramento in California, as well as in Milwaukee and in Camden, N.J.
“The Rotopress modular technology, combined with a decoupled tractor-trailer configuration using natural gas as its fuel source, provides a number of operational and environmental benefits to meet the challenges of a diversifying waste stream, reduces capital costs, reduces exposure to rising fuel prices and reduces vehicle emissions,” Waste Management said.
Rotopress compactors are significantly lighter than most compaction-plate vehicles and allows vehicles to carry up to 14 tons – generally four more tons than a conventional waste collection vehicle.
The technology is expected to yield greater operational flexibility as it reduces reduce trips and fuel use, cuts greenhouse gas emissions, and lowers maintenance costs.
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