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Reduced Diesel Emissions and Expanded Alternative Fuel Options

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Refuse Haulers & Fueling | Park Forest & Homewood, Illinois

This five-year project included two parts. The first part was the expansion of the Park Forest Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) facility, including design and construction of a new CNG facility in Homewood to provide 30 fill stations plus 3 filling stations for public access. The project also funded the replacement of 60 diesel powered refuse haulers with 60 CNG refuse vehicles. The vehicles purchased collect refuse and recycling materials, as well as, construction debris in 78 communities in Northeast Illinois.

Sponsor: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

Project Type: Alternative Fuels and Vehicles

Image shows a portion of a refuse disposal truck powered by compressed natural gas.
Image of vehicle powered by natural gas. Source: Homewood Disposal Service, Inc.
This pie chart shows $4.2 million CMAQ funding and $1 million local funding as a proportion of the total $5.2 million project funding.
Pie chart illustrating the $4.2 million CMAQ funding for the CNG Refuse Haulers and Fueling projects.


VOC 0.73 kg/day
NOx 34.26 kg/day
PM2.5 0.44 kg/day


Image of compressed natural gas station being built in Homewood, Illinois.
Together with Homewood Disposal, Inc., the communities of Park Forest and Homewood, IL, will be served by CNG refuse haulers and have access to a public CNG fueling station. Source: Homewood Disposal Service, Inc.

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Updated: 03/25/2020
Updated: 3/25/2020
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