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April 05, 2019   |   Benito Link


Renewable diesel collection vehicles coming to San Benito County

Residents of San Benito County will soon notice brand new collection vehicles servicing their recycling, organics and garbage containers in the coming weeks. Beginning in April, Recology San Benito County is expected to roll out 17 new vehicles over the course of the month, replacing the previous collection fleet, according to an April 5 press release.

These new collection vehicles may look like ordinary trucks, but they’re powered by hydrogenated-derived renewable diesel, the release said. The new fuel is not derived from fossil fuels, helping to keep San Benito County air cleaner while reducing dependence on limited non-renewable resources like petroleum oil and natural gas. Hydrogenated-derived renewable diesel is produced using fats and vegetable oils. This fuel will help meet the state’s emission reduction requirements under Assembly Bill 32.

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