Longmont, Colorado trash trucks will now be fueled by biogas pulled from the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The city has completed a project begun in 2018 that converted the wastewater treatment plant into a renewable natural gas plant. The captured gas is then compressed in order to prepare it to power 11 trash trucks, according to information provided by the city. The facility can produce natural gas that is equivalent to 400 to 500 gallons of diesel fuel daily. “Eventually, we want to replace all 21 waste trucks with renewable natural gas,” said Cara Wilwerding, public relations specialist with the city. She said the city hopes to make that happen by 2024 as existing diesel trucks are due for replacement. More >>