WIN Waste Innovations, a recycling and waste management company, is the first company in Massachusetts to power electric trucks exclusively by the waste collected by the trucks themselves. The company recently received two Mack LR Electric Class 8 refuse vehicles, which will each collect 150 cubic yards of waste per day on service routes in Boston, Massachusetts.
The waste will be converted into renewable energy to charge the LR Electric vehicles, as well as provide converted renewable energy to homes and businesses in the region.
The procurement of the two Mack LR Electric vehicles is part of WIN Waste's efforts to promote sustainability and circularity. The company operates 50 strategically located collection, transfer, and disposal assets, including waste-to-energy facilities, transfer solutions, ash monofils, landfills, as well as fleets of rail cars and collection vehicles. It recycles more than 354,000 tons of plastic, paper, and metals from the waste stream and converts more than 6.4 million tons of post-recycled waste into renewable energy.
"Electric trucks are a natural progression of WIN Waste’s emphasis on sustainability and circularity," said Dan Mayo, Chief Executive Officer of WIN Waste Innovations. "By recharging our Mack LR Electric trucks using the energy generated from the very waste they collect, we are actively bolstering our own sustainability goals, as well as those of our customers."
The next-generation Mack LR Electric, launched in March 2022, offers a standard 376 kWh total battery capacity for 42 percent more energy and increased range between vehicle charges. Twin electric motors produce 448 continuous horsepower and 4,051 lb.-ft. of peak torque output from zero RPM. The two-stage regenerative braking system helps recapture energy from the hundreds of stops the vehicle makes each day with an increasing load.
Jonathan Randall, president of Mack Trucks North America, said, "Mack Trucks looks forward to working with WIN Waste and their customers to help them achieve their environmental goals. Mack is committed to offering solutions that offer zero emissions and help improve sustainability for a cleaner environment."
The two Mack LR Electric vehicles are estimated to eliminate the need for about 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel per year and reduce Greenhouse Gases (GHG). Ballard Truck Center, a Mack Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer located in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, will service and support WIN Waste’s two Mack LR Electric vehicles.