Oil Purification Systems (OPS), developer and manufacturer of the OPS-1 on-board fluid cleaning system, announced April 7 that Waste Pro, a full-service waste and recycling company serving the southeast United States, has signed an agreement to install the OPS-1 system on its fleet of more than 800 collection vehicles. Waste Pro will roll out the implementation state by state at its 31 locations across Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama. The OPS-1 system will enable Waste Pro to extend the time between oil changes, saving time and money on maintenance costs, while also minimizing negative effects to the environment.
“The OPS-1 system has allowed us to immediately triple the useful life of our lube oil. As we consistently see clean samples at that level, we expect to extend our drain intervals even further,” said Steve Judge, corporate maintenance director for Waste Pro.
“Waste Pro is focused on achieving continuous improvements throughout the company and in the services we provide to our customers,” said John Jennings, CEO of Waste Pro. “By implementing the OPS-1 system on our fleet, we will be able to increase our equipment uptime with fewer oil changes, and also do our part to protect the environment by decreasing our waste oil. This is something that will not only benefit our company by lowering costs, but will also help us better serve our customers.”
The OPS-1 agreement is the latest environmental initiative undertaken by Waste Pro. As the company has grown and evolved, it has pro-actively entered the green age by purchasing environmentally-conscious vehicles to help reduce the carbon footprint and creating LEED certified pick-up for its customers. In the summer of 2008, Waste Pro acquired American Recycling with operations in Atlanta and Birmingham, Ala. As a result of this acquisition, Waste Pro was awarded a long-term contract for the Atlanta Hartsfield airport to manage its recycling and waste collection. This will be the first large U.S. airport with such an extensive recycling program.
“We are seeing more and more waste and recycling companies take an interest in environmental sustainability in relation to their own fleets, and Waste Pro is definitely a leader in this initiative,” said Greg Slawson, chief operating officer for OPS. “As the company has grown through the years, it has continued to seek out innovative approaches that will help the business be more efficient and better serve its customers. The OPS-1 technology is yet one more way to help this successful company stay ahead of its competition.”
About Waste Pro
Headquartered in Longwood, Fla., Waste Pro is a full-service company offering complete solid waste and recycling services throughout Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama. The versatility of the company’s fleet allows Waste Pro to provide a comprehensive range of waste collection systems involving a large variety of vehicles and equipment. Waste Pro is currently contracted to provide solid waste and recycling services to more than 800,000 residences and over 32,000 businesses.
About Oil Purification Systems
Oil Purification Systems, Inc. manufactures a family of fluid cleaning products, including the OPS-1 on board fluid cleaning system, which removes the solid and liquid contaminants from engine oil, virtually eliminating the need for routine oil changes. The OPS-1 is used by hundreds of fleets on thousands of vehicles and generators in trucking, busing, construction, mining and many other applications. OPS-1 users have dramatically reduced oil consumption, cut oil maintenance costs by 80 percent, and extended equipment life. OPS-1 is also an effective solution for corporate environmental sustainability programs. Founded in 2002, OPS is headquartered in Shelton, Conn., and has production facilities in Waterbury, Conn.