Advanced Disposal, an integrated environmental services company, recently opened its eighth Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station at its hauling facility located at 559 Progress Dr. in Hartland, Wis. Eleven of the company’s trucks will fill up at the station every night and keep the greater Waukesha County community cleaner and greener every day. This number will increase as the company replaces retiring diesel trucks once their useful life has expired.
“We are on track to meet our goal to increase our CNG fleet to 15 percent by the end of 2015,” said Advanced Disposal CEO Richard Burke. “Our commitment to CNG is a significant one we’ve made to keep our fleet running cleaner and to creating a more sustainable Earth for future generations. This cleaner fuel source lowers our company’s carbon footprint, reduces costs of operations and ultimately helps us achieve our goals of being good stewards of the environment while enhancing stakeholder returns.”
The Hartland CNG station was a $1.7 million investment. About 11 percent of Advanced Disposal’s collection routes in the Hartland 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 source of energy. Use of natural gas can reduce greenhouse gas emissions for heavy-duty trucks, when compared to diesel powered vehicles, by 23 percent, according to the America Natural Gas Vehicles for America.
Photo 1: Advanced Disposal's CNG fuel station officially opened for business with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Pictured left to right are: Advanced Disposal General Manager David Wall, Village of Hartland President David Lamerand and TruStar Energy Director of Sales and Marketing Jeffry Swertfeger.
Photo 2: Advanced Disposal CNG truck fills up at the company’s new CNG station in Hartland, Wis.
About Advanced Disposal
Advanced Disposal brings fresh ideas and solutions to the business of a clean environment.? As the fifth largest solid waste 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