Papillion Sanitation, First Garbage Truck Company in Omaha to add New CNG Trucks to their Fleet

Omaha, NE – Papillion Sanitation, the local leader in trash and recycling services, is protecting the environment in Omaha and the metro area, one truck at a time with their new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) trucks.

Papillion Sanitation just took deliver of their first CNG truck. They will be getting three more in the next six months thanks to the help of Metropolitan Utilities District.

Papillion Sanitation, First Garbage Truck Company in Omaha to add New CNG Trucks to their Fleet

Omaha, NE – Papillion Sanitation, the local leader in trash and recycling services, is protecting the environment in Omaha and the metro area, one truck at a time with their new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) trucks.

Papillion Sanitation just took deliver of their first CNG truck. They will be getting three more in the next six months thanks to the help of Metropolitan Utilities District.

“Metropolitan Utilities District (M.U.D.) is proud to be a partner in this project by providing financial assistance through our Compressed Natural Gas Fleet Fund,” stated Kyle Bowman, Natural Gas Vehicle Specialist at M.U.D.

CNG is a cleaner burning fuel that produces less carbon emissions and lowers exposure to fuel price rate increases. CNG is a readily available alternative to diesel that’s made by compressing natural gas to less than 1% of its volume at standard atmospheric pressure. Consisting mostly of methane, CNG is odorless, colorless and tasteless.  It can reduce the carbon dioxide emissions up to 30 percent and toxic pollutants up to 90 percent.

“Compressed Natural Gas is a better transportation fuel than diesel, its cleaner for our city, state and it’s a U.S. resource.  CNG is the Future and we wanted to be the first to bring it to Omaha,” says Jay Hannen, Maintenance Manager of Papillion Sanitation.

Papillion Sanitation is making a positive impact on the environment and also on the company’s overall operations.  Besides the obvious fuel savings and environmental benefits, one of the largest advantages of running CNG is the noise reduction. The average natural gas engine runs 10 decibels quieter than a comparable diesel engine. This is especially beneficial to refuse trucks that service residential and downtown areas.

Papillion Sanitation is committed to making Omaha and the surrounding areas a greener place to live. CNG is one step to increasing efficiency and reducing gas emissions for the environment. Papillion Sanitation is currently doing a Pay-As-You-Throw pilot program with the city of Bellevue, which is another program that is eco-friendly and increases awareness of recycling.

About Papillion Sanitation
Papillion Sanitation is the local leader in trash and recycling services to residential, commercial and construction jobs. They are a locally managed company that is staffed by people who are proud to call Omaha and the surrounding towns’ home. To learn more about Papillion Sanitation, visit www.Papillion-sanitation.com.

About M.U.D.
As the fifth largest public gas utility in the United States, M.U.D. serves more than 218,000 natural gas customers in the metro Omaha area. The customer-owned utility also provides safe drinking water to more than 203,000 customers. The Nebraska Legislature created the District in 1913 as a political subdivision of the state. For more information, visit www.mudomaha.com.