Americans consume at a massive rate and produce a lot of garbage as a result. Much of that trash is transported to a landfill to be piled up somewhere, and once it’s out of sight it’s out of mind. We don’t spend much time thinking about trash collection, but maybe it’s time we did. Big trash trucks typically get about 3 miles per gallon of expensive and polluting diesel fuel.
Because of New York City’s ambitious project to become carbon neutral, even the department of sanitation is making the conversion to electric, working with supplier Mack to build an EV trash pickup.