Photo: Waste Management

Photo: Waste Management

Waste Management has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Chino, Calif., the company announced. The station will refuel Waste Management’s local fleet and sell CNG to commercial fleets and retail consumers with CNG-equipped vehicles.

The company now operates 24 CNG trucks in the city of Chino and plans to replace the city’s few remaining diesel trucks later this year, making its entire fleet serving the area CNG-powered, according to Waste Management.

Waste Management currently operates the largest fleet of heavy-duty natural gas trucks in the waste industry in North America with more than 4,000 natural gas trucks, including more than 1,100 in Southern California, according to the company.

In 2012, the South Coast Air Quality Management District named Waste Management one of Southern California’s most committed companies in the area of air quality and sustainability.