SEATTLE -- The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency says it has removed 200 old, polluting trucks from the road through a program resembling Cash for Clunkers.
Owners with old, heavy-duty diesel trucks that service the Port of Seattle can turn them in for either $5,000 or the blue book value, whichever is greater.
The agency said Thursday that the buyback program improves air quality. Scrapping 200 trucks removes
2.8 tons of toxic particle
pollution from the air each year.
The program also uses grant money from the agency, the Port of Seattle and the state Department of Ecology.