Papillion Sanitation, an Omaha, Neb.-based trash and recycling services provider, is adding compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered trucks to its fleet.
The company says it just took delivery of its first CNG truck and will be getting three more in the next six months, thanks to the help of the Metropolitan Utilities District.
“Metropolitan Utilities District is proud to be a partner in this project by providing financial assistance through our Compressed Natural Gas Fleet Fund,” states Kyle Bowman, the utility’s natural gas vehicle specialist.
“Compressed natural gas is a better transportation fuel than diesel, it’s cleaner for our city and state, and it’s a U.S. resource,” says Jay Hannen, maintenance manager of Papillion Sanitation. “CNG is the future.”
Besides fuel savings and environmental benefits, Papillion Sanitation says one of the largest advantages of running CNG is the noise reduction of the engines – which is especially beneficial to refuse trucks that service residential and downtown areas.