Landfills get grants to replace diesel trucks

April 7, 2021 Cranberry Local News


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Vogel Disposal Services and the Seneca Landfill have received state grants to replace older diesel trucks and equipment with vehicles that produce less air pollution.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection awarded $2.4 million in Driving PA Forward grants to cleaner fuel transportation projects that will take 62 older diesel vehicles off the road to help improve air quality.

The grant funding comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Pennsylvania’s share of the national settlement with Volkswagen Group of America for cheating on EPA emissions tests.

Seneca Landfill will receive $374,556 to replace two older diesel off-road trucks with two new clean diesel off-road trucks and one older diesel bulldozer with a new electric-drive bulldozer.

Vogel Disposal Service will receive $262,600 to replace four older diesel trash collection trucks with four new, compressed natural gas-powered trash trucks.

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