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Shank Waste to Run 8 Trucks on Natural Gas


Shank Waste to Run 8 Trucks on Natural Gas

Shank Waste Service is the next Vogel Company to help improve air quality in the communities it serves by switching their trucks from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG). Running garbage trucks on CNG creates lower greenhouse gas emissions and is a clean fuel that reduces our environmental impact.

With the help of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG), Shank Waste was able to switch from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG).The AFIG Program was established under Act 166 of 1992 to help create new markets for alternative fuels in Pennsylvania, increasing energy security and improving air quality.

The new Shank trucks will run completely on natural gas making them more cost effective and sustainable. The Shank trucks can be fueled at refueling stations at the Vogel Headquarters in Mars or at Seneca Landfill in Evans City. The CNG fuel is generated from the methane and carbon dioxide that is generated at Seneca Landfill and is refined into renewable natural gas and used at both refueling stations.

The purchase of the 8 100% CNG fueled trucks will eliminate the demand of an estimated 142,000 gallons of diesel fuel annually. This equates to the removal of 1,180 pounds of NOx and 199,600 pounds of CO2 per year.

The new vehicles will be used to expand service and replace a portion of the existing aging diesel fleet in an effort to continue to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.