Landfill to Add CNG Trucks in Settlement with US EPA
As part of a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Champ Landfill has agreed to spend nearly $1.3 million to purchase four CNG trash collection trucks to replace existing diesel-fueled vehicles as a voluntary Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP).
An EPA inspection of Champ Landfill was part of an initiative by EPA to identify noncompliance and reduce air emissions from sources in the greater St. Louis area. Landfill standards impose controls on emissions of landfill gas, as well as monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements to ensure that landfill gas emissions are minimized.
The CNG trash collection vehicles are expected to result in a significant reduction of particulate matter emissions, compared to conventional diesel-fueled trucks currently being used.