Waste Management constructing facility in Hardeeville

January 2, 2018. A new Waste Management facility utilizing compressed natural gas (CNG) expected to begin construction in Hardeeville, South Carolina, last month with hiring expected in July 2018, according to a company press release. The company currently has a facility in Ridgeland that has been in operation for over 20 years, according to company officials.

   The new business will be at Riverport Business Park. The company will create 53 new jobs and invest $23 million at the 25,000-square-foot facility, to be located on Highway 17, just off I-95 at Exit 5.

   Tracey Shrader, Area President for Waste Management, said Waste Management continues to be a leader in their industry by investing in CNG infrastructure and trucks fueled by CNG. Pursuing carbon footprint reduction, Waste Management’s Hardeeville facility will boast an entire fleet of new trucks, all of which operate using CNG instead of diesel fuel. The facility will also serve as a CNG fueling station for the fleet. Waste Management’s Hardeeville project received funding in partnership with the Center for Transportation and the Environment in Atlanta as a part of a competitively selected U.S. Department of Energy cost-shared award for its focus on using CNG.

   “For every diesel truck we replace with natural gas, we reduce our use of diesel fuel by an average of 8,000 gallons per year along with a reduction of 14 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year,” Shrader said. “Our vehicles powered by CNG emit nearly zero particulate emissions, cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent, and are quieter than diesel trucks. These are exciting times for Waste Management and our partners in Jasper County and beyond, and we look forward to our continued success working together.”