Wilmington awarded $270k in grant funding for electric trash collection truck, would be one of first in state

“Our proposed project includes one (1) fully electric rear-load trash truck, the associated charging equipment, and operator, mechanic, and fleet staff training. The 336 kWh Electric Trash Truck’s purchase cost is $573,321, and the 50 kWh charging station is $27,982. These amounts place the grant project application at $601,303, with DERA funding $270,586 and the City capital funding match of $330,717,” according to the request.