Louisiana Parish Expands CNG Station in Circular Waste-to-Energy Pact with Progressive Waste

By Alan Gerlat, Waste 360.

A Louisiana solid waste district has opened an expanded compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility at its landfill to fuel Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. trucks that collect residential trash in the area.

The district expanded the BioCNG facility in St. Landry Parish because of a fuel purchase agreement between the St. Landry Solid Waste Commission and the Vaughan, Ontario-based Progressive. Progressive purchased 10 new CNG waste trucks in 2015 to provide residential collection service in the parish, and it decided to use the biogas generated at the landfill rather than building its own fueling station, according to a news release.

Parish officials said the setup is the only one of its kind in Louisiana.