Green Initiative

A Leader in Environmental Solutions

Kimble trucks run on compressed natural gasAt Kimble, we’re committed to minimizing our environmental impact, while providing sustainable waste management and recycling solutions.

The majority of our truck fleet is powered by clean-burning, compressed natural gas (CNG), which operates more quietly and more efficiently when compared to traditional diesel trucks. CNG vehicles dramatically reduce carbon emissions. In fact, replacing one diesel truck with one CNG truck is the CO2 equivalent of removing 324 cars from the road.  

To power our fleet, we operate three CNG fueling stations, located in Stark, Summit and Tuscarawas County. Our investment in CNG fueling and trucks helps to reduce our dependency on foreign oil by utilizing Ohio’s natural gas resources.

Looking toward the future, we’re taking substantial steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a new green energy resource. At the Kimble landfill, we’ve installed methane wells to collect bio-gas, a renewable energy source derived from the decomposition of organic waste. We’re currently evaluating the use of this bio-gas to supplement our fuel for the company's CNG trucks.

Family owned and operated, Kimble has been in business since 1948. Over the years, we’ve become a leader in the waste collection and recycling industry. With five locations in Ohio, Kimble provides local careers for nearly 1,000 employees.

We’re known as a local, homegrown company that cares deeply about the communities we serve. After all, our customers are also our neighbors. Our job is more than collecting waste and recycling. We’re trusted community partners.

Kimble is committed to keeping Ohio clean and our customers satisfied while making the best choices for the environment.

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Our Green Initiative

Our commitment to the environment extends well beyond the curb. In addition to our collection services, Kimble operates a state-of-the-art landfill and recycling plant in our coverage area, where we handle more than 100,000 tons of recyclable material each year. With Kimble, you can rest assured that your waste disposal and recycling needs are handled responsibly.

To reduce our own carbon footprint, we’ve converted our fleet of vehicles to operate on compressed natural gas, returning cleaner air to our neighborhoods and cost-savings to our customers. Learn more about our clean energy initiatives.

Learn more about our clean energy initiatives