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Miller Waste Refuse Truck

Miller Waste Zero Emission Refuse Truck Feasibility Analysis

Miller Waste Systems (MWS) partnered with the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) to support their decarbonization efforts. The aim was to assess the advantages and risks of transitioning from fossil-fuel-powered vehicles to newer and cleaner technologies. This project report presents a preliminary evaluation of battery electric refuse trucks (BERTs), fuel cell refuse trucks (FCRTs), and natural gas trucks powered by renewable natural gas (RNG) in two divisions of MWS: Richmond Hill and Durham Region, both situated in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).


The study focused on 27 diesel trucks in Richmond Hill and 72 diesel trucks in Durham. The results indicate that Miller Waste Systems could achieve a remarkable 100% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by adopting renewable natural gas (RNG) and up to a remarkable 98% reduction in GHG emissions by utilizing battery electric refuse trucks.


Reach Your Decarbonization
and Electrification Goals