DES MOINES, WA – (April 24, 2012) – Today, CleanScapes and the City of Des Moines celebrated the arrival of a new environmentally-friendly truck. The Hydraulic Launch Assist (HLA) truck is the first hybrid garbage truck in the Northwest.
HLA vehicles, store energy captured when breaking and use it for future acceleration. This technology translates to up to 30% fuel savings and cleaner air.
“CleanScapes is proud to bring the latest in innovation and technology to the City of Des Moines,” said Dan Bridges, CleanScapes Manager of Operations.
CleanScapes received a grant for the HLA truck from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency’s Clean Cities Program.
“The City of Des Moines, located on the Puget Sound, is excited to see the HLA trucks in our neighborhoods, causing less wear and tear on our streets while also helping keep our air clean”, said Des Moines Mayor Dave Kaplan.