Montgomery County has completed its transition to a fleet of natural gas tractor trailers used to haul solid waste from the county’s waste transfer station to landfills, according to Brianna M. Wooten, communications coordinator for the county’s environmental services department. The fleet is fueled at the new CNG fueling station, operated by IGS Energy, located in Moraine and is available to be used by government as well as private businesses and individuals.
In switching from diesel fuel to CNG the county expects to save $150,000 annually in fueling costs and reduce lifetime vehicle maintenance costs. “It will be our first full year of operations realizing all our green and financial savings from the CNG station,” Wooten said. The county has 14 CNG trucks in the fleet, with the last seven expected to arrive soon.
“We are excited to have our full fleet of CNG-fueled vehicles on the road in 2017,” said Montgomery County Commission President Judy Dodge. “This CNG station will help to drive economic growth, improve local air quality and reduce our fleet’s fueling and maintenance costs.”
The county’s waste services operations are funded through a tipping fee paid by individuals and businesses disposing of waste at the county’s waste transfer station in Moraine and fees charged to residential households and commercial properties, reported Dayton Daily News.