Archive for September, 2010

Garbage Trucks Going Green in Miami

September 19th, 2010

Green Garbage Truck

Some Miami communities are mixing the latest technology with going green when it comes to waste collection. On Wednesday, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez unveiled one of six new hybrid garbage pick up trucks the county received. Hialeah is also getting four of the new trucks, and the city of Miami is getting one. Instead of diesel, the trucks use hydraulic energy to run. Officials say the trucks will cut fuel costs in half, lower carbon emissions and reduce noise. “Basically these trucks have no maintenance costs. The reduction is unbelievable,” Alvarez said. “So it’s going to cost less but more importantly it goes along our blueprint for a greener and sustainable Miami-Dade County.” The three Miami area communities are the first in the nation to implement this new technology for waste trucks.