Thanks to these improvements, the collection process has been optimized and significant savings in electricity consumption have been achieved. It should be noticed that in more than five decades the pneumatic waste collection system has never stopped working, even in the most adverse weather conditions.
For example, in 2010, severe snow storms shut down New York City’s public services and operatives for three weeks. The chaos reached, of course, the transit of waste collection trucks. The Roosevelt Island system did not stop its activity at any time. Nor even did it in presence of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, when the rest of the public services in New York City were again depleted and collapsed.
This is the first and only existing pneumatic system in New York City. Envac have also delivered systems to New Jersey and to the Disney World leisure complex in Orlando (Florida).