Environmental Help Desk Tip for Week of January 20, 2020
Idling is no Idle Threat to the Environment
Avoid Idling. Idling generates air pollution while getting 0 miles per gallon, wasting a quarter to a half gallon of fuel per hour depending on engine size and air conditioner use.
In contrast, it takes only a few seconds’ worth of fuel to restart a car or truck engine.
In Massachusetts, state law restricts idling to 5 minutes. Avoid idling for even that long.