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 comes solely from domestic sources, which will reduce our dependence on oil imported from foreign sources,” said Charlie Appleby, chairman & 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 of Forsyth County Board of Commission Jim Boff, marked the official ground breaking 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.
Photo cutline: Advanced Disposal officially began construction today of the company’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility at its Atlanta North location. Pictured left to right: Vocational Energy’s Scott Edelbach; Advanced Disposal’s Charlie Gray and Charlie Appleby, Chairman of Forsyth County Board of Commission Jim Boff, Vocational Energy’s Scott Dols and Advanced Disposal’s Mark Odekirk.
About Advanced Disposal Services, Inc.
Advanced Disposal is the fourth largest privately-owned environmental services company in the United States providing integrated, non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services in the Southeastern United States. Advanced Disposal currently owns and operates commercial, industrial, and residential solid waste collection operations, municipal solid waste landfills, transfer stations, and recycling facilities. Advanced Disposal is dedicated to preserving the environment and ensuring that all operations are conducted in a manner that follows all local, state, and federal laws in regards to environmental protection. Advanced Disposal is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. and has operations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina.
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