Percentage of Alternative Fueled collection vehicles:
● 30 percent or more use of Renewable fuels in collection vehicles or 30% of total fuel consumption for collection.
● 60 percent or more from Alternative/Low-Carbon Intensity fuels in collection vehicles or 60% of total fuel consumption for collection.
Percentage of Alternative Fueled for collection vehicles:
● 50 percent or more use of Renewable fuels in collection vehicles or 50% of total fuel consumption for collection.
● 95 percent or more from Alternative/Low-Carbon Intensity fuels in collection vehicles or 95% of total fuel consumption for collection.
● Electric collection vehicles
● Utilize landfill methane
● Utilize natural gas
● Utilize Digester methane
● Diesel Hybrid collection vehicles
Liquid fuels derived from solid waste
● Renewable fuels are defined by the US EPA as “Biomass-based diesel [that] meet[s] a 50% lifecycle GHG reduction; Cellulosic biofuel [that is] produced from cellulose, hemicellulose, or lignin and…meet[s] a 60% lifecycle GHG reduction; Advanced biofuel [are] produced from qualifying renewable biomass (except corn starch) and…meet a 50% GHG reduction.” https://www.epa.gov/renewable-fuel-standard-program/overview-renewable-fuel-standard
● “Low Carbon Intensity” fuels include landfill methane and corn-based ethanol. Methane from landfill facilities operated as “bioreactors” do not qualify for this credit.
● “Alternative fuels include gaseous fuels such as hydrogen, natural gas, and propane; alcohols such as ethanol, methanol, and butanol; vegetable and waste-derived oils; and electricity. These fuels may be used in a dedicated system that burns a single fuel, or in a mixed system with other fuels including traditional gasoline or diesel, such as in hybrid-electric or flexible fuel vehicles.” https://www.epa.gov/renewable-fuel-standard-program/alternative-fuels.
● Liquid fuels derived from plastics that could otherwise be recovered for recycling do not count toward this credit.