Waste Pro is committed to the concept of "Going Green" and is undertaken numerous steps to accomplish this.
- Waste Pro was the first waste collection company to acquire 2 of the new International Trucks hybrid clamshell collection trucks. They are now in service in the Sarasota / Bradenton area.
- Waste Pro is in the process of establishing a CNG (Clean Natural Gas) fueling station for its Atlanta area operations.
- Waste Pro's new Mack Trucks have a "Regenerative" system installed that reduces exhaust emissions and is ahead of the schedule for EPA requirements.
- Waste Pro acquired American Recycling in Atlanta and Birmingham to extensively ramp up its efforts to recycle more waste and thus not send it to a landfill. This has already resulted in a contract for all of the Atlanta Hartsfield Airport.
- Waste Pro has initiated internal recycling programs for all of its on facilities.
- Waste Pro goes to the additional cost and effort to place anti-wear armoring around all of its hydraulic hoses thereby virtually eliminating hydraulic spills into the environment.
- Waste Pro is the first garbage companies to power a regional headquarters building through solar energy.
Waste Pro Invests $100 million in CNG Fleet
Waste Pro USA announced the investment of $100 million to transition their fleet of heavy trucks from diesel fuel, to cleaner burning Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). 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 partners with Ecotechnologies
Ever Heard of a Garbage Company Going 'Green'?
Bradenton's Waste Pro has gone the step beyond trash hauling by dedicating itself to making a positive impact on the environment. It is converting 5,000 sq. ft. of roof area to a 25 kW solar power plant that will supply 120 kW hours of electricity per day, enough to cover most of the building’s needs. Waste Pro is working to have the solar-powered building itself certified 'green.' Waste Pro is also one of the first garbage companies in the country to use hybrid electric/gas waste hauling trucks which also include an advanced oil purification system to cut oil use.
Solar and Green Initiative
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Waste Pro making moves in Georgia
Firm Grows By Acquisitions, Contracts
Can you turn garbage into gold?
Waste Pro's president, Fred Wood, said that's what the owner of the company has done. John Jennings is "one of these guys, whatever he touches turns to gold."
Wood has been with him for more than 20 years, and helped him start another garbage company, Jennings Environmental, back in 1992. The company merged with USA Waste several years later, and was then bought out by Waste Management.