Retrofitting waste haulers has a positive impact on the health of people who live and work along municipal garbage routes, the truck operators themselves, and residents in the greater Pittsburgh area.
An initial retrofit pilot project funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) retrofit 13 garbage trucks with diesel particulate filters. This project represented approximately 15% of the city’s fleet of waste haulers. See the video below of our press conference with the Mayor of Pittsburgh and the EPA in April, 2008.
Additional funding provided by the PA Department of Environmental Protection and the EPA in 2009 allowed most of the rest of the City’s waste haulers to be retrofit by the end of 2010. See press here:
“City to reduce emissions from garbage truck fleet,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 17, 2009.