The Lancaster County waste authority may become a booster in getting the owners of more local vehicles to switch their trucks from running on diesel to cheaper and cleaner domestic natural gas.
The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority is exploring whether it makes dollar sense to replace its aging fleet of 15 trash transfer tractors with new models that run on compressed natural gas.
Moreover, the authority has contacted several dozen private trash haulers in the county about similarly making the switch.
If there’s enough interest, the authority would contemplate building a natural-gas filling station for public use by anyone with a compressed natural-gas vehicle.
It likely would be the county’s first natural gas filling station and probably would be built at the authority’s Harrisburg Pike headquarters.