According to M. Gagné, natural gas technology is mature in Québec, and well established in the United States. It's vehicles are on the road collecting waste in Magog an average of twelve hours a day. Since they work in the environmental field, Sani-Estrie felt it made sense to do something to protect it. Natural gas is appealing for them because it’s cleaner than diesel fuel and municipalities are always looking for ways to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This gives them an edge when they bid for contracts.