Greening the Vehicle Fleet 

The City has a number of fuel efficient vehicles in service and continue to explore ways to improve on the fleet's fuel efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The vehicle fleet includes:

  • Two Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) automated Garbage Trucks (expected to begin service in 2017).  A CNG truck is cheaper to operate and reduces green house gas emissions by 30% over standard diesel trucks. 
  • City diesel vehicles have been using bio diesel mixes since May 2008. The City currently uses a blend of 5% biodiesel all year round for its diesel fleet as a way to reduce GHG emissions.
  • Three Nissan LEAF electric vehicles
  • Three Toyota Prius hybrid vehicles
  • One electric "Dynasty" car for use on Protection Island
  • Two mountain bikes with trailers are available for the use of the City horticulture staff for use on park sites where trucks are not necessary.

Furthermore the City has completed a number of duel fuel and fuel switching conversions, including:    

  • One 2007 Electric Ford Ranger
  • Two 2012 CNG Pickup Trucks
  • Ten dual fuel trucks (propane/unleaded fuel) 
  • Currently 2 Electric Zambonis with a third being converted for electricity in 2016

Recycling Efforts

In addition to oil and oil filter recycling, we participate in a waste antifreeze recycling program where used antifreeze is collected and sent to a local company for processing through distillation to produce pure ethylene glycol and distilled water.

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Nissan Leaf fully electric vehicle


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Dynasty electric car (manufactured in Delta, BC) 

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Parks gardening staff bike and wagon

Last updated: June 9, 2017

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