Advanced Disposal, an integrated environmental services company, recently opened its seventh Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station at its hauling facility located at 2201 Trade Dr. in Macon, Ga. Fifteen of the company’s trucks fill up at the station every night and keep the greater Macon community cleaner and greener every day. This number will increase as the company replaces retiring diesel trucks once their useful life has expired.
“Approximately 12 percent of our collection routes run on CNG,” said Advanced Disposal CEO Richard Burke. “We will increase our CNG fleet to 15 percent by the end of 2015. CNG is a cleaner fuel source than diesel, which lowers our company’s carbon footprint while reducing costs of operations. This helps us achieve our goals of being good stewards of the environment while enhancing stakeholder returns.”
The Macon CNG station was a $1.6 million investment and is the only multi-truck CNG station in the metro area. About 25% of Advanced Disposal’s collection routes in the Macon area run on CNG, and customers will notice the logo on the trucks reads “powered by CNG.” A CNG truck costs between $30,000 and $40,000 more than a comparable diesel truck.
CNG is an alternative fuel used for internal combustion engines. It generates low hydrocarbon emissions and is considered a clean energy. In the U.S. alone, NGVs (Natural Gas Vehicles) offset the use of about 400 million gallons of gasoline in 2013, according to the America Natural Gas Vehicles for America.
Photo: Advanced Disposal CNG truck fills up at the company’s new CNG station, which is the only multi-truck CNG station in the Macon area.?
About Advanced Disposal
Advanced Disposal brings fresh ideas and solutions to the business of a clean environment.? As the largest privately-owned environmental services company in the U.S., we provide integrated, non-hazardous solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services to residential, commercial, industrial and construction customers across 18 states and the Bahamas. Our team is dedicated to finding effective, sustainable solutions to preserve the environment for future generations. We welcome you to learn more at AdvancedDisposal.com or follow us on Facebook.
Mary O’Brien, Chief Marketing Officer