WIN Waste Innovations Launches Boston’s First Electric Trash Trucks

Dec. 20, 2023
The electrification will prevent the need for approximately 12,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 122 metric tons of CO2e each year

WIN Waste Innovations has initiated operations of fully electric trash trucks, powered exclusively by energy generated from the collected waste, in the city of Boston
The company 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 along with its own investment.
Each of the Mack LR Electric vehicles will collect 220 cubic yards of waste per day. With powering the trucks themselves, the waste collected will help provide converted renewable energy to local homes and businesses in the region.
The electrification will prevent the need for approximately 12,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 122 metric tons of CO2e each year.
"This partnership is particularly exciting because not only will we be transitioning two collection routes to the Mack LR Electric, but they will be powered by their collections operations,” said Jonathan Randall, President of Mack Trucks North America.
WIN Waste's waste-to-energy facilities convert 6.4 million tons of waste each year into renewable energy that powers local communities. The company's curb-to-grid approach diverts waste from landfills, avoiding heavy truck trips and helping to reduce greenhouse gases, lessen the burden on roadway infrastructure, and offset the need for fossil fuels.
This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) under the Massachusetts DERA Open Solicitation.

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