City of Surrey, British Columbia
Surrey, British Columbia, is the first municipality in Canada to require the use of natural gas refuse trucks in its contract refuse tendering process. Surrey took this step based on its own analysis showing that the economic and environmental benefits of natural gas vehicle use are significant. The Surrey residential collection business was awarded to BFI Canada in early 2012. As of October 2012, 55 natural gas trucks were operating. The City of Surrey also intends to transition the fuel supply from natural gas to renewable natural gas produced from local bin waste when supply is available from a proposed municipal facility.