Carbon Emissions Reductions from Collection Efficiencies Equivalent to Planting 27,000 Trees
CHANDLER, Ariz., March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services announced today the opening of the Germann Transfer Station which will provide safe and environmentally friendly waste solutions throughout the southeast Valley for years to come. The new transfer station is capable of processing more than 420 tons of waste per day, and will serve customers in Apache Junction, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, Pinal County, Queen Creek, and Tempe.
"There will always be a need for the safe disposal of certain items in landfills," said Alberto Guardado, area president of Republic Services. "Waste is inextricably linked to population growth and economic prosperity in any community. We believe the Valley's brightest days are still ahead, and this new facility will support growth in our community for generations to come."
Transfer stations serve as a central location where collection trucks consolidate waste collected from area residences or businesses, enabling trucks to more quickly return to their collection routes. This process minimizes the number of collection trucks that would otherwise haul waste over long distances to a landfill. In addition to the operational efficiencies, transfer stations can enhance roadway safety, reduce diesel fuel consumption and improve air quality in a community.
The Germann Transfer Station is ideally located in the southeast Valley, and is expected to eliminate roughly 4,000 collection truck trips in 2015 to outlying disposal facilities, or 15 trips per day. This is expected to reduce diesel fuel consumption in local collection trucks by approximately 120,000 gallons in 2015, or 450 gallons per day. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the carbon emissions reduction benefits as a result of these operational efficiencies are equal to preserving more than 870 acres of U.S. forest land, or introducing more than 27,300 mature trees into the local environment annually.
Republic Services operates 198 transfer stations nationwide, which contribute to the collection of approximately 100 million tons of waste per year. The Germann Transfer Station is capable of increasing annual capacity to meet future disposal needs in the Valley.
Republic Services has its corporate and regional offices in Arizona. Republic operates at 22 locations, including seven transfer stations and seven landfills, and employs more than 1,200 people statewide.
About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through its subsidiaries, Republic's collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for their commercial, industrial, municipal, residential and oilfield customers. We'll handle it from here.TM, the brand's tagline, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue PlanetTM for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world.
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