It is estimated that Leeds council are going to be to save £2 million by 2016 through the introduction of bin wagons which are environmentally friendly. The council have said that they are going to replace several of their current vehicles with the environmentally friendly trucks in order to save money on collecting waste from the city.
The money will be saved as these vehicles have a longer life expectancy and are also less expensive to run and maintain. Eight tucks are going to be purchased and they all going to run non-bio methane, which is a significantly cheaper fuel type than diesel.
The council are hoping that cutting the fuel bills is going to save them money, and that the environmentally friendly move is also going to be met with open arms by the people living in the city. Leeds council have already done a great deal to invest in green transportation and there are already several electric vehicles already servicing the city.
This is going to be good news for the local business that owns the gas station that is in Cross Green, as this is where the vehicles are going to need to fill up from. Currently only one of the collection trucks is powered by gas, but it has been so successful that council has decided to roll it out on a larger scale. This truck produces 60 percent less carbon emissions than the normal vehicles operated to collect waste from the city.