Climate Action Plan Target 11

Current Status


Activity In 2021

Low-emissions vehicles comprise 3.5% of the municipal waste solid waste fleet

Beyond 2021

Continue to transform solid waste fleet while evaluating routes and distances traveled by collection trucks to reduce emissions and optimize transfer route efficiency

What are the Benefits of Low-Emission Solid Waste Vehicles?

In addition to GHG reduction strategies that divert and reduce waste from landfills, the city can optimize how municipal solid waste is collected, transferred, and processed. By improving its understanding of municipal waste streams—especially through the visualization of data—the city can improve collection and track how waste is transported throughout the region. Entrepreneurs and private materials management companies can expand these efforts by adopting new technologies. Low-emission solid waste vehicles improve air quality and reduce GHG emissions from the waste system. As the city’s solid waste fleet ages, older diesel trucks are being replaced with newer, cleaner technologies. Part of this process is the continued monitoring and evaluation of the technical and economic feasibility of converting this special-duty fleet to low-emission vehicles. Moving forward, all new solid waste fleet purchases will be evaluated based on cost-effectiveness and GHG reduction.

2021 Data Source
COH ARA / Solid Waste