- Submitted by Waste Pro, Inc.
Waste Pro USA, Inc. takes great pride in not resting on its laurels. With the recent announcement of an investment of $100 million to begin converting its diesel truck fleet to that of a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fleet, Waste Pro continues its commitment to maintaining a “Blue Sky, Green Earth”. The investment also includes construction of state of the art fueling facilities throughout the South.
“We care about the communities we serve. Our future includes a continued commitment to solar powered facilities, residential and commercial recycling, landfill diversion, and clean air. This move will dramatically reduce emissions in our operating footprint and potentially provide fueling stations for the cities and counties we serve,” explained John J. Jennings, President and CEO of Waste Pro USA.
Waste Pro’s investment consists of an initial order of 150 heavy waste collection and recycling trucks and construction of a multi-million dollar fueling complex in Fort Pierce, Florida. Waste Pro is partnering with Clean Energy, the largest provider of natural gas fuel and facilities in this country, to design and construct the Fort Pierce complex.
Waste Pro has already received two CNG trucks at its Metro Atlanta waste collection operation, which is home to American Recycling, a Waste Pro Company. American Recycling operates a massive high tech paper, plastic, cardboard and glass recycling plant that serves not only America’s busiest airport, Atlanta Hartsfield, but thousands of private customers as well.
This latest endeavor continues Waste Pro’s efforts to set the standard for solid waste and recycling collection, processing, and disposal. Waste Pro has partnered with a truck manufacturer, to create and install double-lined hydraulic lines to reduce the risk of leaking and its regional headquarters in Ft. Myers, FL operate on solar power.
“Being a privately held company enables Waste Pro to react quickly to our needs and the needs of the communities we serve. Many of our 115 exclusive municipal customers are excited about this opportunity to play a part in the use of domestic CNG fuel and want to participate with us,” Jennings added.
Waste Pro is one of this country’s fastest growing privately owned solid waste collection, recycling, processing and disposal companies operating in seven southeastern states. Serving more than 1.4 million customers from 75 operating locations, Waste Pro USA is headquartered in Longwood, Florida and maintains more than 115 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises.