The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) held a dedication and grand opening of its $4.8 million NGV project. It includes 14 new Peterbilt transfer trucks with Cummins Westport ISX 12L CNG engines, costing around $2.2 million total, and a fueling facility built at its Transfer Station Complex. “We’re bringing a cleaner technology to our community and making the way for a future that’s more environmentally friendly and economically sound,” said LCSWMA CEO Jim Warner.
While the Authority will utilize a time-fill (overnight) fueling system with 16 pumps for its fleet, this project also includes a fast-fill fueling system with four pumps for waste haulers and other select fleets. Total cost for construction of the dual-station fueling infrastructure was about $2.6 million and was managed by Clean Energy. This is the first system of its kind in Lancaster County.
Moreover, the new fleet was purchased in 2013 and transitioned them into operation last month. The trucks will carry the waste from its Transfer Station in Lancaster to its waste-to-energy facilities in Bainbridge and Harrisburg, as well as to its landfill in Conestoga. To help offset the incremental difference (37%) of purchasing the NGVs, LCSWMA received a $350,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, as part of its Natural Gas Energy Development Program.
“LCSWMA’s forward-looking leadership is extending the cost and environmental benefits of CNG to both the refuse vehicles and heavy-duty trucks in their fleet,” said Ray Burke, vice president of Clean Energy. “We look forward to supporting this fleet as it continues to serve the people of Lancaster County.”