This Sacramento Sustainable Business provides recycling and waste collection services that include LEED certified recycling programs, food waste composting, and comprehensive multifamily recycling programs. They purchased 4 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled vehicles, bringing the fleet to 25% CNG. They reduced carbon emissions by 1 ton from each vehicle converted from diesel to CNG. Atlas also launched a compostable collection system that takes organic material from local schools, colleges, grocery stores, and large chain restaurants. Participants in the organics collection program were able to divert approximately one third of the material they previously disposed of. Participants that generated between 4 and 8 cubic yards per week, reduced their emissions by 1 to 3 metric tons per year. Atlas partnered with the Rental Housing Association and the City of Rancho Cordova to expand the multifamily recycling program. An employee is recognized each month for their actions and their green efforts are highlighted.
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