BYD, WRT, and AMREP Jointly Launch Electric Refuse Truck to Serve Carson, CA

BYD (Build Your Dreams), the leader in commercial electric truck deployment in the United States, recently delivered a BYD 8R Class 8 Automated Side Loader (ASL) all-electric collection truck to Waste Resources, Inc., a subsidiary of Waste Resource Technologies, Inc. (-WRT-), to serve customers in Carson, California.

This vehicle is the first all-electric refuse truck in residential collection operation in Southern California. The heavy-duty truck features BYD’s propriety electric propulsion system designed specifically for refuse collection. The cab, chassis and propulsion system were built by BYD, and the ASL body was built by Amrep, a Wastequip company.

“Electric collection trucks are part of our strategy to use clean, green and sustainable technologies for waste collection, processing and conversion. We applaud the City of Carson, California for allowing us the opportunity to roll out these technologically-advanced collection vehicles,” said Tommy Gendal, COO of WRT and Waste Resources.

“WRT is a forward-thinking company that is embracing zero-emission technology for the benefit of the communities it serves,” said John Gerra, BYD Director of Business Development, Electric Trucks. “And we’re very happy with the great work that Amrep does to help provide our customers with state-of-the-art zero-emission electric trucks.”

“Amrep has earned a reputation for its unsurpassed and personal service, listening to customers and standing by its products,” said Eric Mattson, Amrep vice president and general manager. “Partnering with WRT and BYD on this electric truck is further evidence of our being in tune with the market and giving customers what they want and need.”

As the waste industry becomes increasingly sustainable, zero-emission electric trucks are the future of the industry. Companies such as BYD, WRT and Amrep are leading the transition to zero-emission technologies with new products and solutions.

In addition to the first BYD 8R recently-delivered, WRT has ordered three additional units, including another 8R Class 8 and two 6R Class 6 Electric Refuse Trucks.

BYD Electric Trucks are clean and quiet, with fewer moving parts than carbon-burning trucks. With less vibrations than conventional vehicles, the BYD trucks provide the operator with a better driving experience.

The Waste Resources 8R truck will be on display at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo. CONFERENCE April 23-26.

The Official Sponsor of Mother Nature, BYD, which stands for Build Your Dreams, is the world’s leading electric vehicle company with proven innovative technology for cars, buses, trucks, forklifts, and rail systems like SkyRail. BYD is dedicated to creating a truly zero-emission ecosystem offering technology for solar electricity generation, energy storage to save that electricity, and battery electric vehicles powered by that clean energy. BYD has 220,000 employees across the globe, including nearly 1,000 in North America. For more information, please visit

About WRT

Waste Resource Technologies, Inc. (WRT) is a fully-integrated waste collection, recovery and conversion company with operations in California and Hawaii. In addition to its collection businesses, WRT uses technology from leading bio-energy companies to transform waste into sustainable resources such as alternative fuel pellets and biochar, baseload electricity, and renewable natural gas. The company was founded on the principle that waste is a resource, and that through converting waste into value-added products using new and existing technologies, waste can be diverted from landfills. [For more information, please visit []

About Amrep

A family-owned business employing more than 200 people, Amrep was incorporated in 1976. Over the past four decades Amrep has introduced numerous innovations to the waste-hauling industry, becoming a premier refuse body company. The company is constantly striving to be on the leading edge of technology, placing quality and customer service first and foremost. For more information, please visit

About Wastequip

Wastequip is the leading North American manufacturer of waste handling equipment, with an international network of manufacturing facilities and the most extensive dealer network in the industry. Wastequip’s broad range of waste and recycling equipment and systems is used to collect, process and transport recyclables, solid waste, liquid waste and organics. The company’s brands include Wastequip, Toter, Galbreath, Pioneer, Mountain Tarp, Cusco, Go To Parts, and Accurate. For more information, visit

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