National Clean Fleets Partner: Advanced Disposal

Advanced Disposal


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Fast Facts

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Joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership: December 2012

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Headquarters: Ponte Vedra, FL

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Operations: 17 states across the country

Advanced Disposal maintains a fleet of more than 3,000 trucks running routes on a daily basis. The company is dedicated to reducing petroleum use and emissions through route optimization, alternative fuels, and hybridization. As of 2014, the company operates six compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and more than 160 CNG refuse-collection and support vehicles. As of 2015, the company operates nine compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and nearly 350 CNG refuse-collection and support vehicles.

Clean Fleet News

11/23/2015
Advanced Disposal Opens Ninth Compressed Natural Gas Station in Batavia

BATAVIA – Advanced Disposal, an integrated environmental services company, opened its ninth Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station recently at its hauling facility located at 1660 Hubbard Ave., in Batavia, Ill. Fourteen of the company's trucks fill up at the station every night and keep the greater Batavia community cleaner and greener every day. This number will increase as the company replaces retiring diesel trucks once their useful life has expired.

"We're proud of the fact that at the end of this year, approximately 15 percent of our fleet will run on CNG," said Advanced Disposal CEO Richard Burke. "We continue to invest in CNG to not only keep our fleet running cleaner and to create a more sustainable Earth, but this cleaner fuel source also reduces operations costs thereby enhancing stakeholder returns."

The station cost approximately $2 million to build. About 25% of Advanced Disposal's collection routes in the Batavia 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.

For more information see the full news release.

10/25/2015
Advanced Disposal Opens Eighth Compressed Natural Gas Station in Hartland

HARTLAND – 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.

For more information, see the full news release.

03/31/2015
Advanced Disposal Receives Two Grants from Pennsylvania to Convert Trucks To CNG

DUBOIS – Advanced Disposal, an integrated environmental services company, is one of 25 companies and organizations to be recently awarded grants from the state of Pennsylvania to convert fleet vehicles to run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) by Governor Corbett.

The Governor awarded $7.7 million as a part of Act 13 to assist the 25 companies in making the switch to natural gas for their heavy-duty fleet vehicles. Act 13 is expected to grow jobs as well as promote clean air.

Advanced Disposal currently has 150 CNG trucks running routes throughout the company footprint. With the award of the grants, Advanced Disposal – DuBois and Norristown, Penn. locations will convert 40 vehicles to CNG over the next 18 months increasing the fleet by 25%.

“We are always looking for ways to improve our fleet to run cleaner and greener, and CNG is certainly a large part of our efforts,” said Brian Beaudrie, Advanced Disposal’s fleet director. “We commend the state of Pennsylvania for their commitment to cleaner air and are truly grateful for this grant.”

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 NGV America (Natural Gas Vehicles for America) website.

For more information, see the full news release.

08/20/2012
Advanced Disposal Unveils Landfill Gas-to-Energy Facility at Wolf Creek Landfill

DRY BRANCH – Advanced Disposal Services, Inc., a regional integrated environmental services company, announced the completion of its landfill gas-to-energy generation facility at Wolf Creek Landfill Thursday during a special Earth Day ceremony held for the community, partners and government officials.

The gas-to-energy process reduces the reliance on fossil fuels, such as coal and oil, by capturing the gas and utilizing it as fuel to produce green energy. The $4.5 million project will provide significant environmental benefits to Twiggs County and the surrounding area by capturing the landfill gas and utilizing it as a fuel to produce green energy. The environmental benefits will be equivalent to removing 22,700 passenger vehicles from area highways, while providing enough electricity to power 1,650 homes.

“The Wolf Creek Landfill gas-to-energy installation began last year, and its completion is a milestone most suitable to mark around Earth Day, when the world’s attention is toward preserving our natural resources,” said Gerald Allen, Advanced Disposal vice president – landfills. “It’s through our partnerships with Oconee EMC and Green Power EMC that we are able to carry out our mission of the leaving the world cleaner than we found it. We look forward to this gas-to-energy facility providing environmental benefits for many Earth Days (and generations) to come.”

For more information, see the full news release.

More Information

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