Due to these improvements, the waste collection process has been optimized, leading to significant savings in electricity consumption. It’s noteworthy that the pneumatic waste collection system has been functioning continuously for more than five decades, even in the harshest weather conditions.
For instance, in 2010, a series of severe snowstorms halted New York City’s public services for three weeks, including the waste collection trucks. Despite the chaos, the Roosevelt Island system continued running without any interruptions. Similarly, during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, while the rest of the public services in New York City were overwhelmed and non-operational, the Envac pneumatic waste collection system continued to operate seamlessly.
This system is the only existing pneumatic waste collection system in New York City. Envac has also delivered systems to other North American locations, such as New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, and the Disney World leisure complex in Orlando, Florida.