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TCEQ Now Accepting Applications to Replace or Repower Refuse Vehicles

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 - Upgrade or replace your refuse vehicles!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ContactMarty Otero
Phone512-239-0046
After Hrs512-239-5000

The Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program is now accepting applications under the second round of funding with more than $41 million available to replace or repower vehicles configured to collect and transport municipal solid waste (refuse vehicles).

Eligible vehicles include Class 7 and 8 refuse vehicles powered by a diesel engine of a model year 1992-2009. Refuse vehicles may include garbage trucks, recycling trucks, roll-off trucks, dump trucks, grapple trucks, and chipper trucks. An eligible refuse vehicle may be replaced or repowered with a new all-electric, diesel, or alternative fuel vehicle or engine.

Refuse vehicles must be operated at least 51% of their annual mileage within one of the priority areas:

  • Austin Area: Travis, Hays, Caldwell, Bastrop, and Williamson counties
  • Bell County: Bell county
  • Beaumont-Port Arthur Area: Hardin, Jefferson, and Orange counties
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Area: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise counties
  • El Paso Area: El Paso county
  • Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Area: Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller counties
  • San Antonio Area: Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, and Wilson counties

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 8, 2020, or until all funds have been awarded.

Copies of the request for grant applications, maximum funding amount tables, and application forms are available at: www.TexasVWFund.orgExit the TCEQ. Contact us toll-free at 833-215-TXVM (8989) with questions regarding the grant application process.