Gretna Sanitation will receive a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust to partially fund the installation of a time-fill compressed natural gas station to fuel the company’s expanding fleet of CNG refuse and resource recovery trucks.
The Trust Board announced funding for the project at its April meeting in Lincoln. It is one of 117 projects receiving part of more than $19,500 in grant awards from the trust this year. The company is committed to promoting and implementing clean air strategies, part of its overall strategic plan to reduce it’s carbon footprint while serving more than 4,000 customers in Sarpy, Douglas, Cass and Saunders counties. These efforts align with the clean air initiatives of the Nebraska Environmental Trust, which uses revenue from the Nebraska Lottery to preserve, protect and restore natural resources across the state.
“We hope to set an example and create an economically feasible model for other similarly sized fleet driven Nebraska businesses to replicate when converting to CNG,” said Andy Harpenau, Gretna Sanitation, Inc. President.