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Hillsborough unveils new, energy efficient trash trucks

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Hillborough is going green. The county just introduced new, energy efficient trash trucks.

"Think Green, Think Clean" is what you'll see on the back of the new garbage trucks starting Monday. They run on compressed natural gas, which is cleaner and about half the cost of diesel fuel.

There are 22 of these new trucks. They'll serve about 50,000 customers in Hillsborough County. They are also fitted with robotic arms, which makes them completely automated.

The new trucks cost $400,000 each. Waste Management hopes to add new ones every year until the whole fleet runs on compressed natural gas.

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