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Waste Management’s New Public CNG Fueling Station will Service CNG-Equipped Cars, Trucks and Commercial Fleet Vehicles

The City of Auburn welcomes a new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station to the city. Now owners of CNG-equipped vehicles and commercial fleet drivers can fuel up at a new natural gas fueling station at Small & Sons Fueling Station, 325 C Street in Auburn. The state’s newest CNG public fueling station is owned and operated by Waste Management and Small & Sons.

Representatives from Waste Management, Small & Sons and Puget Sound Clean Air Agency will celebrate the grand opening with the City of Auburn’s Mayor and members of the City Council on Tuesday, February 26 at 11 a.m.

“Waste Management is an outstanding partner in our community,” said Pete Lewis, Auburn Mayor. “We appreciate the company’s long-standing service to our community, as well as their willingness to invest in clean energy here in Auburn."

The city has a strong comittment to sustainable development that includes protection of area waters and streams, good air quality and investment in green infrastructure. “As we work to create a healthier, more sustainable city, we look to our partners such as Waste Management to help fulfill that vision,” Lewis said.

The new Small & Sons public fueling station will sell CNG to commercial fleets – transit agencies, school districts, taxis, cities and municipalities – as well as private individuals with CNG-equipped vehicles, at prices typically one-third below the cost of gasoline and diesel. In addition to cost savings, CNG reduces particulate matter emissions by 94 percent, carbon monoxide emissions by 75 percent, nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 49 percent and carbon dioxide emissions by 25 percent. As an additional benefit, CNG trucks run quieter than diesel trucks.

“The Auburn CNG station provides an important link between several Puget Sound commercial centers, and provides key access for fleets eager to adopt a clean burning alternative to gas or diesel,” said Stephanie Meyn, Program Manager of Western Washington Clean Cities Coalition. “We applaud Waste Management and their partners for providing the region’s seventh public natural gas fueling station.”

In 2012, Waste Management unveiled its CNG recycling and garbage collection vehicles for Auburn residents and businesses. In the Pacific Northwest, Waste Management operates 278 CNG trucks, making it one of the largest fleets of CNG trucks in the country.

“We are dedicated to doing business in the most sustainable way possible,” said Rob Sherman, Area Director of Operations for Waste Management. “Natural gas powered vehicles run cleaner and quieter, improving air quality and reducing noise pollution. Auburn and the surrounding areas can look forward to cleaner air and quieter neighborhoods as CNG vehicles are used more often.”

Customers may use cash or a CFN Fleetwide Fueling Card, which can be obtained by application. The CFN Fueling card may be used 24/7; cash is accepted during hours when the facility is manned, Monday 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m,, and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The new CNG fueling station is located at 325 C St., Auburn.

ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT

Waste Management is the leading provider of comprehensive recycling and environmental services in the Pacific Northwest and North America. We provide innovative sustainability solutions for residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers The company uses waste that cannot be recycled to generate renewable energy, powering 9,000 homes in the Pacific Northwest. For more information, go to www.wmnorthwest.com.

ABOUT SMALL & SONS

Small & Sons Oil Distribution Company is an Auburn Washington based corporation founded in 1960 by Don Small with an innovative team of professional individuals the company has thrived for over 50 years. Today, under their leadership, Small & Son's, Inc. has grown into a corporation with a dedication for flexibility, as well as diversity, which allows us to effectively serve the many varied markets not only in the Greater Puget Sound - Seattle Tacoma Region but serve and ship products around the world. Our goal is to build customers for life and our focus is totally customer-driven to provide custom programs and services to meet and exceed our customer's business requirements and expectations. To learn more visit www.smallandsonsoil.com.