Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is considered a clean alternative energy resource. It burns in a way that minimizes pollutants and maximizes energy production. Modern natural gas engines produce 50 to 60 percent less carbon dioxide compared to conventional fuel sources. Additionally, CNG emits up to 20 percent less tailpipe greenhouse gasses when compared to gasoline. New systems of CNG collection from organic material have caused growing portions of the natural gas supply to be classified as renewable resources. Compressed natural gas is a practical, safe, and sustainable fuel alternative.
At Advanced Disposal we pride ourselves on corporate responsibility. As part of our commitment to environmental sustainability, we promote industry conversion to CNG trucks. Currently, 19% of our fleet is powered by natural gas. This percentage will grow as we retire older trucks and replace them with sustainable alternatives. We also own and manage nine different CNG fueling stations around the country.
However, these sustainable initiatives come at a short term cost. Each CNG truck costs up to $40,000 more than a gasoline alternative. Fueling station cost between $1.5 and $2.0 million dollars to complete and implement. We believe these costs are secondary to the health of our customers and the environmentally conscious future of this company.
Award And Grants
- National Clean Fleets Partner: Advanced Disposal was inducted into the National Clean Fleets Partnership because of our groundbreaking natural gas programs. This selective partnership is managed by the US Department of Energy. Advanced Disposal was the first waste management company to be inducted into the partnership.
- Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s Act 13 Grant: Advanced Disposal was one of 25 companies to receive part of a $7.7 million dollar grant to pursue further CNG fleet expansion. The grant was used to expand CNG stations in DuBois and Norristown, Penn.
- Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Advanced Disposal receives grants from local governmental organizations like this one in order to further develop and implement CNG vehicle projects.
Are You Involved?
If you spot the “Powered By Natural Gas” flame logo on one of our trucks (shown below), know that your neighborhood is committed to clean energy alternatives.
Some communities with Advanced Disposal natural gas programs include:
- DuBois, Pennsylvania
- Norristown, Pennsylvania
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Macon, Georgia
- Hartland, Wisconsin
- Batavia, Illinois
- Detroit, Michigan
- Fort Myers Beach, Florida