DeKalb County officials in partnership with Atlanta Gas Light recently commemorate the opening of the second county-owned compressed natural gas public fueling station located at the DeKalb County Sanitation Division, Central Transfer Station, 3720 Leroy Scott Dr.
“The new station serves both the public and the county’s growing CNG sanitation fleet, and it uses landfill gas from the county’s own facility as a supply source. Using landfill gas reduces the carbon footprint of the refuse vehicles by 90 percent, and it completes a circle of converting trash to energy that is then used to fuel the same trucks that haul refuse to the landfill,” said Bryan Batson, president of Atlanta Gas Light.
The station comprises two fueling lanes, with three standard capacity and one high capacity fuel dispensers, and is open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The DeKalb Sanitation Division has saved in excess of $1 million over the past four years by partially converting its transportation fleet to an alternative fuel source. Currently, approximately 50 percent of the division’s fleet uses compressed natural gas. The division hopes to convert its entire fleet to compressed natural gas use within the next three to five years.
The first county-owned CNG public fueling station, which was opened in 2012, is located at the DeKalb County Seminole Road Landfill, 4203 Clevemont Road.
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