Green Initiatives

Being a part of the communities we serve means working to ensure that our waste management practices have a positive environmental impact.

By using modern waste collection technologies and initiating new environmentally friendly programs, Red River is able to lead our communities toward a more sustainable future.

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicles

In Council Bluffs, Iowa, Red River has introduced a fleet of alternative fuel trucks to reduce our impact on the environment.

Powered by compressed natural gas, one of the most abundant alternative fuels in the country, these trucks produce 20-25 percent fewer greenhouse gasses, reduce our dependence on oil, and are much less noisy than traditional waste collection vehicles.

The program is the first step in a process that could add CNG powered collection vehicles to the Red River fleet nationwide, and we will continue to evaluate and explore our options to reduce our footprint on the environment.