USA Hauling & Recycling is Awarded a NGV Achievement Award

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USA Hauling & Recycling has been awarded a 2014 Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV) Achievement Award for “their outstanding contributions toward the advancement of natural gas as a vehicular fuel.” As a pioneer in Connecticut for Natural Gas use in their trucks and by opening a clean compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Hartford in May 2013, USA Hauling & Recycling has shown a commitment to Natural Gas in their business and throughout the community.

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Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station at 35 Maxim Road in Hartford, CT opened by USA Hauling & Recycling on May 1, 2013. The station is open for public use.

According to the NGV America wesbite, winners must have achieved:

  • Have significantly advanced the use of natural gas as a vehicular fuel
  • Are unique, innovative or creative in approach to a problem or opportunity
  • Are specific and have measurable results
  • Advance community and NGV industry goals of improving air quality and reducing dependence on oil
  • Illustrate good character and are consistent with ethical business practices
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USA Hauling & Recycling rear load Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) truck, part of their new fleet of environmentally friendly trucks replacing the old diesel trucks.

USA Hauling & Recycling has met all of these standards and more in their commitment to clean Natural Gas. But why is it so important to get away from gasoline and diesel and move towards alternative fuels like compressed natural gas? Moving to CNG helps the three largest challenges the country faces:

  1. CNG increases our national security by decreasing our dependence on foreign oil.
  2. CNG fosters local economic growth – domestic jobs are created in the capture of CNG and the build out of local infrastructure.
  3. It is environmentally far superior to gasoline or diesel. It is far cleaner for the environment.

The World Health Organization (WHO) in June of 2012 has also classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogen to humans. On top of that, there are many benefits for CNG use in vehicles economically and environmentally:

  • It is 98% domestic product
  • Produced here, distributed here = jobs here
  • Much more predictable source / less political risk source
  • Reduces dependence on foreign oil
  • 30% less greenhouse gas emissions
  • 85% less nitrogen oxide emissions
  • 90% less soot
  • 70-90% less carbon monoxide emissions
  • Trash trucks powered by CNG are 90% quieter than diesel burning trucks.
  • Public access CNG Fueling Station
  • In 2012 the World Health Organization (WHO) added diesel exhaust to it’s list of known carcinogens

USA Hauling & Recycling will continue to support CNG usage in it’s commercial trucks as it converts all of it’s existing trucks over to the fuel. They also have additional plans for opening more natural gas stations in Connecticut to further promote it’s usage in the area. For more information on Compressed Natural Gas, check out USA Hauling & Recycling’s CNG page or CGNNow.com’s What is CNG? page.

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America Recycles Day 2014

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November 15 is America Recycles Day and as many of you may know, USA Hauling & Recycling has been, and continues to be, a pioneer of recycling in the area. With the national recycling rate slightly above 34%, there is a great opportunity to increase the amount of material that gets recycled every day. “A 2014 NW&RA national survey found that a third of Americans are not clear on what materials go in recycling bins and carts.” By knowing what can and can’t be put into the recycling bins, people can feel confident that what they’re putting in the bins are going to the right place.

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Single Stream Recycling makes recycling easier by allowing you to put all of your recyclables into one bin.

Not sure of what you can recycle and what you can’t? Check out our Recycling Page or check out this article on RecyclingProductNews.com, “Top 10 in the Bin” List.

USA Hauling & Recycling has also done what it can to make it easier to recycle. By introducing Single Stream Recycling for many of our over 75,000 residential and 5,000 commercial customers, they now don’t need to worry about separating their recyclables. Customers can now put all of their recyclables in one bin and let us separate them afterward. USA Hauling & Recycling also offers multiple Recycled Landscaping Products recycled roof shingles, reprocessed concrete and recycled wood fiber animal bedding, to name a few. A new initiative USA Hauling & Recycling has introduced is Food Scraps & Organics Recycling, which allows customers to further reduce waste and increase their recycling rates.

How do organics get recycled
How does recycling food scraps and organics work? – USA Hauling & Recycling delivers organics and food scraps to facilities that produce compost providing our local soils with valuable nutrients. Closing the loop from farm to consumer and back to the earth.

By continuing to spread the knowledge of what can be recycled and improving technology to make it easier, we can continue making strides in making this planet greener for future generations. Are you doing anything special to recycle? Tips or suggestions? Leave a comment below!

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“Thanksgiving in Manchester: A History of the Manchester Road Race” Exhibit Opens Sponsored By USA Hauling & Recycling

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A ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of an exhibit about the Manchester Road Race, sponsored by USA Hauling & Recycling, called “Thanksgiving in Manchester: A History of the Manchester Road Race” was held on Wednesday, November 5th.  The ceremony took place at the Manchester Community College’s Arts and Education Center on Main Street in Manchester, just down the street from the start line for the annual race. The exhibit contains photos, facts and memorabilia about the race, it’s runners and the tradition of the race.

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Attendees of the ribbon cutting ceremony for the exhibit “Thanksgiving in Manchester: A History of the Manchester Road Race” take in some of the history of the race on November 5th, 2014

An area Thanksgiving morning tradition since it was established in 1927, the 4.748 mile race brings upwards of 15,000 runners and walkers a year, along with thousands of people cheering them on. In attendance for the ceremony was Julia Chase-Brand, the first woman to ever run in a major road race when she completed the Manchester Road Race in 1961.

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Julie Chase-Brand (center) speaks about her experiences in the Manchester Road Race while Jim Balcome (left), Manchester Mayor Jay Moran (right) and a group listen during the ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the exhibit “Thanksgiving in Manchester: A History of the Manchester Road Race” on November 5, 2014

The ceremony started with a ceremonial run down main street in honor of the exhibit by members of the Manchester High School cross country team. Inside, the ribbon cutting took place with Manchester Mayor Jay Moran holding one end of the ribbon. Jim Balcome, director of the Manchester Road Race then gave some history of the race, along with some words from Jay Moran, Stephen Gates, Manchester Board of Directors, Julia Chase-Brand and some other accomplished local runners showing support for the race.

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Members of the Manchester High School cross country team on a ceremonial run down Main Street in Manchester in honor of the exhibit “Thanksgiving in Manchester: A History of the Manchester Road Race” on November 5, 2014

As a proud sponsor of the Manchester Road Race, USA Hauling & Recycling will be providing trash and recycling services for the event.  The exhibit will be open free to visitors now through November 29th, Tuesday through Saturdays, including on Thanksgiving day. For more information about the race, you can visit www.ManchesterRoadRace.com.

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Ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the exhibit “Thanksgiving in Manchester: A History of the Manchester Road Race” in the Manchester Community College’s Arts and Education Center on Main Street in Manchester on November 5, 2014
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