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First Natural Gas (CNG) Waste and Recycling Trucks in Northern VA

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American Disposal Services Welcomes the First of Many CNG Trucks to Their Fleet:

All Future Trucks Will Follow: Entire Fleet to Run on Natural Gas

MANASSAS, VA, January 7, 2014 – American Disposal Services, who is nearing completion of their single stream recycling processing facility, The American Recycling Center, is proud to announce the addition of two Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) trucks, now servicing customers.

The brand new, top of the line trucks are the first waste collection vehicles to run on Compressed Natural Gas in the entire Northern Virginia area.

American Disposal Services has implemented a long term plan to replace every diesel powered truck in their fleet with a CNG counterpart. American is dedicated to an entire fleet fueled only on natural gas. No future diesel collection vehicles will be purchased.

By committing to clean, natural fuel, American Disposal ensures that their trucks will emit significantly less greenhouse gas and cancer causing emissions than those powered by diesel, and will not release any dangerous diesel fumes for drivers and members of the community to breathe.

Additionally, American Disposal Services is helping to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and supporting America’s energy independence by choosing to invest in this healthier, sustainable, American resource.

“It’s very important (to us) to practice what we preach.” Larry Edwards, American Disposal Services’ President said.  “Especially with the opening of our new recycling center (the American Recycling Center), our commitment to sustainability and the environment has grown even more. And of course the health of our employees, customers and the community has always been the most important thing to us. We knew this was the best choice, it was an easy one to make.”

Three more CNG trucks will be added to American’s fleet this month.

American Disposal Services is a family owned and operated, Single Stream recycling and waste collection provider servicing communities, commercial offices, construction sites and local businesses in Virginia, Georgia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.  In addition to being the largest privately owned recycling and waste hauler in the greater Washington metropolitan area, American Disposal Services is a leader in the promotion of green practices in Northern Virginia and actively educates customers and the community on how to dispose of waste and recyclable materials through the outreach program.  For more information visitwww.americandisposal.com.

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