VW Settlement Funding Remains Available for Refuse Haulers


Approximately $6 million from the Volkswagen settlement is still available to help local governments make their fleets of refuse haulers more fuel efficient is still available. The Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program recently opened the next round of funding for projects, making $8.3 million available to replace or repower garbage trucks, recycling trucks, roll-off trucks, dump trucks, grapple trucks, and chipper trucks. Local governments are eligible to receive up to 80% funding for replacements and repowers.

An eligible refuse vehicle must: · Have a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 26,001 pounds · Be powered by a diesel engine of model year 1992-2009 · Be configured to collect and transport municipal solid waste

Applications will be accepted until 5 pm October 8, 2020, or until all funds have been awarded. For more information, visit www.TexasVWFund.org. Not sure what you want to purchase? Watch the DFWCC webinar available at www.dfwcleancities.org/dfw-clean-cities-meetings for an overview of the latest technologies available.

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