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City commits to a greener future by exploring new fuel technology

Published Wednesday, 22nd June 2022

The City of Wanneroo has continued its commitment to sustainable transport by introducing electric vehicles and hybrid technologies and further evaluating alternative fuel technologies.

The City's fleet

Two electric vehicles and eight hybrid vehicles have been added to the City’s fleet to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The City is also replacing diesel waste trucks with higher emission standards trucks and exploring hybrid and alternative fuel technologies for heavy vehicles, including hydrogen-powered and electric waste trucks.

This is important because as the number of households in the City grows, so will the need for collection of general waste, recycling, bulk rubbish and bulk green waste.

Deputy Mayor Brett Treby said alternative fuel technologies were improving rapidly, ensuring a cleaner future for our community.

“We all have an obligation to make the effort to reduce our carbon footprint, and it's important in local government to embrace and promote new technology wherever we can,” he said.

“The City is committed to a greener future and to creating a sustainable City that balances urban growth and the environment, while planning for climate change and managing waste and its impacts.

“The City’s Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy 2020/21 – 2025/26 sets out a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions per bin serviced by 25 per cent by 2024/25.

“Changing the City’s waste trucks when they are due for replacement to lower emissions vehicles or alternate fuel technologies such as hydrogen-powered vehicles has the potential to help the City achieve this target.”

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