“We’ve been using compressed natural gas in our garbage trucks for a few years and we’ve just completed construction on the public side of that. So, we’re asking people and fleets to take advantage of the clean cheap fuel we’re selling here,” Allied Waste general manager Dave Fisher stated, as reported by local media.
Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says CNG will hopefully cut down on the number of people calling his office to complain about high fuel prices. “The only way to really affect fuel prices is to expand what the supply is. This expands that supply,” said Wasden.
ValleyRide, which is the Treasure Valley’s regional transit system, already uses the fuel, too. The Boise Fire Department and other entities are considering conversion, according to Beth Baird, Boise’s air quality program coordinator and the head of the Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition. Ad HHPRODUCTION .