On Wed., Feb. 22, Modern Disposal Services officials will be joined by New York State Sen. George Maziarz, along with New York State Energy Research and Development President and CEO Francis J. Murray Jr. and other local dignitaries, in celebrating the opening of Modern's new compressed natural gas fueling station.
This project was funded in part by an award from NYSERDA, which secured the funds from the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities Program as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
A fleet of 15 refuse and recycling vehicles using compressed natural gas are now being used as a result of the completion of this project. Nearly one quarter of Modern's truck fleet in Lewiston will be CNG vehicles by the end of this year.
CNG vehicles provide the following benefits:
•60-90 percent less smog-producing emissions
•25 percent less greenhouse gas emissions
Fuel domestically produced—not dependent upon foreign oil
Modern Corporation is a group of companies specializing in state-of-the-art solid waste management and innovative sustainable environmental practices.
Started in 1964 as two-truck operation, Modern has grown to more than 500 dedicated employees in 2012. It remains locally owned and family operated.