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Omaha’s Papillion for CNG Garbage Trucks

January 5, 2016 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Metropolitan Utilities District Supports Deployment

Omaha’s Papillion Sanitation has begun deploying compressed natural gas-fueled garbage trucks with the financial assistance of the local Metropolitan Utilities District. A first CNG truck has been delivered and three more are expected in the next six months.

Omaha’s Papillion Sanitation is to have at least four CNG-fueled refuse collection trucks by mid-year.

Omaha’s Papillion Sanitation is to have at least four CNG-fueled refuse collection trucks by mid-year.



“CNG is the future and we wanted to be the first to bring it to Omaha,” Papillion maintenance manager Jay Hannen says in an M.U.D. release.

Papillon’s new CNG vehicles have McNeilus bodies on Mack chassis. They will fuel at a local facility operated by Trillium CNG, M.U.D. alt fuels point man Kyle Bowman told F&F.

“Besides the obvious fuel savings and environmental benefits, one of the largest advantages of running CNG is the noise reduction,” the utility says. “The average natural gas engine runs ten decibels quieter than a comparable diesel engine. This is especially beneficial to refuse trucks that service residential and downtown areas.”

M.U.D. notes that it’s the fifth largest public gas utility in the U.S., serving more than 218,000 natural gas customers in the metropolitan Omaha area. The customer-owned utility also provides safe drinking water to more than 203,000 customers.

Papillon Sanitation is a unit of Waste Connections.


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Source: Papillion Sanitation with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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