Waste Management of Illinois has completed construction of a commercial compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility in Stickney, Illinois, US.

The 57,000ft² CNG fueling facility, which is operated by PetroCard, is equipped with 55 slow-fuel stations for the company’s CNG fleet of trucks.

Natural gas for the facility will be provided from a NICOR gas main nearby, and the site consists dual compressors to feed gas to the fueling stations.

The new site consists of a public Clean N’ Green retail station along Pershing Road that is equipped with four fast-fuel pumps.

Waste Management will use the trucks deployed from the site on City of Chicago recycling collection routes that serve around 90,000 households, Chicago-area commercial routes, and municipal collection routes in western suburbs including Oak Park and Westchester.

The CNG-powered trucks are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in communities the company serves.

The company’s trucks are fueled using a slow-fill procedure to improve efficiency and carry about 58 diesel equivalent gallons of CNG, Waste Management claimed.