Oregon’s First Electric Garbage Truck to Hit the Streets Nov. 2

Posted on October 23, 2023

PGE – 10/23/23 10:16 AM

COR Disposal & Recycling, PGE and City of Portland invite media to ride along with the emissions-free vehicle 

What: Oregon’s first all-electric garbage truck, owned and operated by COR Disposal & Recycling, will hit the streets this November, bringing quieter collections, cleaner air, and vital job training opportunities to Portland.

COR – the only African American-owned certified B Corporation in the waste and recycling industry – is thrilled to accelerate the clean energy transition in Oregon by reducing the emissions associated with waste collection operations. COR purchased the truck with support from DEQ’s Oregon Clean Fuels Program via Portland General Electric’s Drive Change Fund and installed the necessary charging infrastructure with help from PGE’s Fleet Partner program.


About COR Disposal & Recycling: 
COR’s mission is to divert waste from landfills. COR is the only minority-owned waste & recycling company in the country, holding a B-Corp certification that balances profit with purpose. We’re proud to be implementing the next generation of sustainability solutions in our community and growing the circular economy in Oregon + beyond.  

About Portland General Electric Company:  
Portland General Electric (NYSE: POR) is a fully integrated energy company that that generates, transmits and distributes electricity to over 900,000 customers in 51 cities across the state of Oregon. For more than 130 years, Portland General Electric (PGE) has powered the advancement of society, delivering safe, affordable, reliable and increasingly clean energy. To deliver on its strategy and meet state targets, PGE and its approximately 3,000 employees are committed to partnering with stakeholders to achieve at least an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from power served to customers by 2030 and 100% reduction by 2040. PGE customers set the standard for prioritizing clean energy with the No. 1 voluntary renewable energy program in the country. Additionally, for the fifth year in a row, PGE was recognized by the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index which highlights companies committed to creating a more equal and inclusive workplace. As a reflection of the company’s commitment to the community it serves, in 2022, PGE employees, retirees and the PGE Foundation donated nearly $5.5 million and volunteered more than 18,000 hours with more than 400 nonprofits across Oregon. For more information visit www.PortlandGeneral.com/news

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