Clean Cities: Indiana CNG Sanitation District
Our success story this week stops in Muncie, Indiana where these automated CNG refuse trucks are a familiar sight. The Muncie sanitation department currently operates 11 CNG refuse trucks, 2 CNG street sweepers, and this bifuel chevrolet silverado, and plans to expand their CNG fleet further. As members of the Greater Indiana clean cities coalition--Muncie partnered with energy systems group to help finance their “greenline” cng fueling station. Fuel cost savings are paying for the project.
SOT: "I can predict my budget next year, I can predict it two years from now…how much fuel I’m going to need and what my cost of fuel is. It’s cleaner, it’s the right thing to do… No matter what happens in the Middle East, we know what we’re paying for fuel next year."
John Davis: Muncie hopes to recoup their initial investment in as little as 5 years. Now that’s really “cleaning up” in east Central Indiana.