Clean Fleets News
June 22, 2012
Advanced Disposal brings greener waste collection to greater Atlanta
BALL GROUND, Ga. – Advanced Disposal Services Inc., a regional integrated environmental services company, officially began construction today of the company’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility at its Atlanta North location. The $2 million facility will fuel 67 CNG trucks, the first of which will service the metro Atlanta area, in particular Gwinnett County and the City of Roswell.
"This is the first of many locations that we will transition to CNG. CNG-powered engines burn cleaner than traditional diesel engines typically used by our industry. Additionally, CNG will reduce our dependence on oil imported from foreign sources," said Charlie Appleby, chairman and CEO for Advanced Disposal. "Our total capital investment for this CNG fueling station and its accompanying truck fleet will be approximately $22 million, but we don’t put a price tag on clean air. We’re going to continue to do all we can to keep the Atlanta area clean and green for generations to come."
Appleby, along with Chairman Jim Boff of the Forsyth Board of County Commissioners, marked the official groundbreaking today with a brief ceremony in front of an audience of city and county leaders, vendors, neighbors, and community partners.
Advanced Disposal currently has an order placed for 27 CNG trucks, which will make up its first CNG fleet. The fueling station will be capable of producing 445 diesel gallon equivalents (DGE) per hour and able to fuel up to 95 trucks in 10 hours. The station will also feature a quick fill post capable of delivering 78 DGE on demand.