Waste Management is expanding its operations by constructing a new, cutting-edge facility featuring CNG refueling at RiverPort Business Park in Hardeeville, South Carolina. The company will invest $23 million at the new 25,000 square-foot facility that will be located on Highway 17, off I-95 in Jasper County.
Waste Management’s Hardeeville facility will feature a CNG fueling station that will support a fleet of new trucks powered by natural gas instead of diesel fuel. Waste Management’s Hardeeville project received funding in partnership with the Center for Transportation and the Environment in Atlanta and as part of a competitively selected U.S. Department of Energy cost-shared award for its focus on using CNG.
“This state of the art facility is a very exciting project for Waste Management, the Lowcountry, our employees, and our customers,” said Tracey Shrader, the Area President for Waste Management. “We continue to be a leader in our industry by investing in CNG infrastructure and trucks fueled by CNG, a win for our customers, the environment, and Waste Management.”
Waste Management says the new trucks are expected to reduce the use of diesel fuel by an average of 8,000 gallons per truck per year along with a reduction of 14 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year. The vehicles also emit nearly zero particulate emissions, cut greenhouse gas emissions by over 20 percent, and are quieter than diesel trucks.
Construction for the project began in December 2017.