Ponte Vedra-based solid waste company Advanced Disposal Servicesis pushing forward with regional expansion via 8.88 acres southeast of Apopka, filing plans for a new truck maintenance and fueling facility.
To be located at 5720 N. Pine Hills Road, south of Beggs Road, the facility would be roughly three miles south of one of two Advanced Disposal collection facilities serving Orange County, the closest at 1964 S. Orange Blossom Trail serving Apopka. The other location serving Orlando is at 405 Thorpe Road.
Expected to open by February 2017, the new facility will consolidate the truck maintenance and fueling duties from the other two existing facilities.
Advanced Disposal has municipal contracts with Orange and Seminole counties and the Town of Oakland, and services commercial and industrial clients in those counties as well as Lake, Osceola and Polk.
The company will service several hundred commercial and industrial accounts out of the new facility, where it will maintain and fuel roughly 80 vehicles, half of which will be fueled by Compressed Natural Gas, spokesman Philip A. Alia said Wednesday.
Advanced Disposal filed plans on June 15 with the St. Johns River Water Management District, requesting a Environmental Review Permit for the construction of a new 23,000-square-foot two-story fleet maintenance building with office space (10,500 square feet), maintenance bays and a wash bay, paved passenger vehicle and parking for up to 110 collection trucks, a 20,000-square-foot footprint for stone and asphalt storage, a compressed natural gas refueling system, and a fuel island for conventional gas vehicles.
Stormwater will be retained on site via a new retention pond, according to plans filed. The property is surrounded largely by other undeveloped parcels and industrial users, aside from Christ Sanctified Church directly across the street.
Advanced Disposal successfully rezoned the property in November of last year from Wholesale Commercial to Industrial. Approximately 120 employees will work at the new facility.
Plans and the application were filed by Robert J. Dikman of Tampa-based commercial real estate brokerage The Dikman Company, current owner of the parcel, which paid $680,000 for it in April 2016 via affiliate North Pine Hills Road LLC.
The fifth largest solid waste company in the United States, the company has trash and recycling operations for residential, commercial, industrial and construction customers in 16 states and the Bahamas.