Jacksonville, FL (August 3, 2022) – Council Member Becton was on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication for Waste Management’s new corporate office and maintenance facility in District 11. This new $16 Million facility at 6876 Greenland Industrial Boulevard includes a 14,000 Sq. Ft. foot two-story office building, a 30,000 Sq. Ft. maintenance area with an automated truck wash and a separate container building for the repair and storage of dumpsters. With the launch of this new facility, Waste Management created approximately 150 new jobs, totaling 298 employees across Duval County.
Waste Management spends $25M annually with local vendors and suppliers in the greater Jacksonville area supporting the local economy. One of the newest features, compared to other facilities, is that Waste Management’s fleet of trucks is fueled with compressed natural gas, providing their own fueling station on premises. Compressed natural gas will provide for Waste Management’s vehicles to run cleaner, reducing emissions of carbon monoxide by 75-percent and carbon dioxide by 25-percent. Their vehicles will also run at lower volumes to be quieter in the community, eliminating the well-known engine roar that residents are used to hearing when trucks ride up and down their street collecting garbage.
Greg Huntington, Waste Management’s Government Relations Liaison, stated in his remarks, “As you may know Waste Management (WM) is the largest waste, recycling, and sustainability service company in North America. As a result, WM also operates the largest CNG fleet in North America.”
Mr. Huntington also mentioned a few important aspects of this facility, including:
- This facility has a 12-bay, 19,000 Sq. Ft. shop;
- It also has 14,000 Sq. Ft. of office space;
- The facility features Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling for 72 trucks;
- It also possesses a separate 6-bay, 8,000 Sq. Ft. Container shop.
He also stated that they currently operate 85 trucks from this facility with the ability to expand to over 140. Waste Management sees this as their flagship facility in North Florida and plans to utilize this site for decades to come.
He continued, “This facility is the 178th CNG slow fill facility for WM and shows our commitment to utilizing clean burning fuels. The $15M investment in this facility demonstrates WM’s commitment to servicing our customers and municipal partners in the greater Jacksonville Area,” Greg concluded.
Speaking at the event, Council Member Becton stated the following:
As the Council Member for District 11, along with my colleagues who have joined me here today and also to recognize the First Lady of District 11, my wife, Linda, I would like to welcome everyone on this very special occasion. It is always exciting when one of our most valued business partners of the city looks at Jacksonville to further invest and expand their footprint, as Waste Management has done, in District 11 within the Greenland Industrial Park with their new HQ location.
This new facility recognizes a large capital investment and supporting jobs which bring new neighbors to our communities, lunch patrons for our local restaurants, and for our small business owners who work in conjunction with companies like Waste Management they also have the opportunity to grow and succeed in their businesses as well.
The team here at Waste Management are leaders within their industry. With this new facility they have not left any stone unturned with regard to innovation and improvements that will benefit our city and the surrounding neighborhoods, but also will benefit the environment and the quality of life of their employees.
It also would not be complete without mentioning our great relationship day after day with Waste Management which begins with our Government Affairs Liaison, Mr. Greg Huntington. It is folks like Greg, David, and Marcel that help lead Waste Management in serving the needs of our city and our business community in delivering services that are critical to the health and welfare of our lives.
In closing, on behalf, of the entire Jacksonville City Council and the residents of District 11, I want to congratulate you and say thank you for your confidence again in our great City of Jacksonville as you settle into this new headquarters location and wish you and your team continued success!”
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