St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Donates CNG Vehicle to City of Opelousas

Keeping Opelousas and the parish clean will get a little cheaper because of two donated vehicles from the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District. The trucks aren’t new, but they include a new, environmentally friendly and cost-effective option — they are powered by compressed natural gas, or CNG. That fuel comes at a discount because it is a byproduct of the parish landfill in the Beggs community. Solid Waste is converting waste methane captured from its landfill into CNG equal to about 250 gallons of gasoline a day. District officials say more capacity is possible.

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