Casella to install on-board oil refining system on vehicles
Casella Waste Systems, Inc. announced that it is planning
to install an on board oil refining technology on over 800 of its vehicles
that is expected to significantly extend the interval between oil changes
and filter replacements. Casella estimates the move will reduce its usage
of oil lubricants by 28% per year, and is part of the company’s efforts
to reduce its overall environmental impact.
“Every day, we are obligated to look at every aspect of the way we operate
our business to find ways to more efficiently use and sustain our resources,”
John W. Casella, chairman and chief executive officer of Casella Waste
Systems, said. “Simple as it may seem, reducing or eliminating the need
for frequent oil changes in our fleet plays an important role in reducing
our environmental impact as well as our use of and dependence on refined
The company said that the program will be implemented through an agreement
with Oil Purification Systems, Inc. (OPS) to outfit nearly 800 trucks
in its fleet with the environmentally sustainable OPS-1™ on-board oil
refining system, thereby reducing its usage of oil lubricants by 45,000
gallons per year.
As part of Casella’s cost reduction programs, the company expects that
installing the OPS-1 on-board oil refining system will significantly
extend the time between oil changes for its fleet, reducing oil and maintenance
costs by roughly $600 per year for each vehicle or $500,000 annually
for the full program. Casella expects to have the OPS-1 system installed
on all selected vehicles by May 2008.