November 14, 2019. The Cumberland County Improvement Authority (CCIA) recently held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new compressed natural gas (CNG) station and Landfill Energy HUB located at the Solid Waste Complex in Deerfield Township.

The Landfill Energy HUB is a $9 million project in partnership with Energy Power Partners, which will power all of the authority’s operations at the landfill and administrative center through the methane gas created by the landfill.

The gas provided will produce approximately 37.5 million kilowatt-hours of electricity, which is enough to power 3,200 homes and will reduce annual emissions by 29,000 tons of carbon dioxide.

The CNG station, a $2.8 million project, will help the authority save on costs for its fleet management operation and in its partnership with the Atlantic County Utilities Authority, which currently services Vineland trash pick-up with 18 CNG capable trucks. The county authority will be expanding its trash collection services to the city of Millville next spring.

“The landfill is the operational hub of the CCIA, and the staff is committed to finding greater efficiencies and cost savings for the county,” said Jerry Velazquez, president and CEO of the Cumberland County Improvement Authority. “All of the recent improvements, from the CNG station to the truck wash and fleet maintenance facility, are ways the CCIA is providing direct saving to taxpayers.”