To highlight the emission reduction capability of diesel particulate filters (DPFs) on waste haulers in an urban environment and address potential installation and operational barriers, The City of Pittsburgh worked with project partners Clean Water Action (CWA) and the Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) to install DPFs on 13 waste haulers that operate in the City of Pittsburgh.   Picture of a City of Pittsburgh waste hauler

Table of lifetime emission reductions for City of Pittsburgh Waste Hauler Retrofits
  Based on the success of this demonstration, the City of Pittsburgh applied for and received EPA funds to retrofit 33 additional waste haulers.


Total Cost:
  $163,000 ($163,000 grant funded; the City of Pittsburgh provided in-kind staff resources and expertise to facilitate the project.)