Rubbish fuels better health

Sheffield will soon breathe cleaner air as a new fleet of Council vans fuelled by bio-gas takes to the city’s roads.

The six-month trial by Sheffield City Council will feature 10 gas-powered vehicles using bio-methane collected from organic waste. They will aim to show that these vehicles are a practical alternative to petrol and diesel.

The Council’s Parks Ranger Service will replace six of their current fleet with the new gas vehicles. The Park Rangers are involved in many community events across the city and work with many Friends Groups in local parks to encourage them to get involved and also raise awareness of their local environment.

Promoting the use of alternatively fuelled vehicles through the Rangers will give the Council an opportunity to reach thousands of people across the city during the trial period. The other vans will be used, appropriately, by the Council’s Environmental Services team.

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