Liam Donnelly recognized for building fully electric waste management fleet.
CHICAGO, Dec. 7, 2023 – WasteNot Compost has been named the 2023 Clean Fuels Champion by the Illinois Alliance for Clean Transportation (IACT), a statewide nonprofit whose mission is to reduce transportation emissions.
The IACT recognized the WasteNot Compost CEO Liam Donnelly with its top award at its Annual Meeting and Holiday Reception on December 6 held at Danada House in Wheaton, Illinois.
WasteNot Compost is the largest fully electric fleet of waste management vehicles in the United States. Since its initial transition to electric vehicles in 2017, the company’s commitment to zero-emissions operations has only strengthened. Today, every aspect of WasteNot’s collection service and product delivery relies on 100% electric vehicles, setting it apart from others in the Chicagoland area.
“We are delighted to recognize WasteNot Compost as a trailblazer in the transition to sustainable transportation,” says Samantha Bingham, co-coordinator for the Illinois Alliance for Clean Transportation. “Their dedication sets a commendable standard for the waste management industry.”
WasteNot Compost actively promotes the electrification of its fleet through custom vehicle wraps, ensuring that the community is aware of its environmental efforts. The company’s impact extends beyond its operations, with over 20% of new members attributing their interest to spotting WasteNot’s electric vehicles on the road.
CEO Liam Donnelly, who initially serviced accounts on a bike as a teenager, has ingrained a commitment to zero-emissions in WasteNot’s DNA. The company’s investment in electric vehicles has resulted in an annual saving of over 300,000 gasoline gallon equivalents, making WasteNot Compost a true leader in sustainable waste management.
IACT’s Clean Fuels Champion award has been presented annually since 2001 to an individual, organization, or business that champions the promotion of alternative fuels and technologies that reduce vehicle emissions and reduce petroleum usage. Recent recipients include the City of Moline, ComEd, Forest Preserves of Cook County, and Pace Suburban Bus.
IACT, formerly known as Chicago Area Clean Cities, is one of more than 75 coalitions across the country affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program, which brings together stakeholders to increase the use of alternative fuel and advanced-vehicle technologies, reduce idling, and improve fuel efficiency and air quality. The alliance concentrates its efforts on educating businesses and municipalities throughout Illinois but also helps to advocate for clean transportation nationwide. To become involved, visit https://il-act.org.