Advanced Disposal began providing weekly garbage and yard waste service to over 25,000 homes within the Macon-Bibb, Ga. city limits on Jan. 4, utilizing 95-gallon carts and automated collection vehicles for the garbage collection, including 13 garbage trucks fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG).
In Sept., the company built a $1.6 million CNG fueling station at its hauling facility. The company’s trucks will fill up at this station every night. Approximately 60% of the fleet is fueled by CNG, and this number will increase as the company replaces retiring diesel trucks once their useful life has expired.
“We’re proud of the fact that as of the end of 2015, approximately 15 percent of our company-wide fleet is running on CNG,” said Advanced Disposal CEO Richard Burke.
The privatization of the former city limits of Macon, which is now a consolidated government with Bibb County, is the second major residential community to privatize with Advanced Disposal within the last 18 months.