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Oilfield service company puts no waste into truck purchase

EDMONTON, Alta. -- RBW Waste Management strives to recover, recycle and reuse any waste components through its inno...


EDMONTON, Alta. — RBW Waste Management strives to recover, recycle and reuse any waste components through its innovative recycling systems.

“We’re an oilfield waste company,” said Lynn Williams, owner of RBW Waste Management, a division of the RBW Group of Companies. “We go into remote areas, often on demanding roads, and our trucks must be reliable.”

The Edmonton-based company’s trucks visit oil and gas production facilities and industrial sites to pick up containers of hazardous recyclable waste, including soiled rags, absorbents and process filters, and also to deliver fresh supplies.

Waste is transported to company facilities for processing and recycling. Hydrocarbons are extracted from rags, filters and absorbents and recycled into asphalt and industrial burner fuel. Spent process filters and absorbents are sent to a co-generation plant to reuse the recovered heat.

RBW Waste Management aims to keep its schedule of pick ups an deliveries, even in treacherous conditions, on the wheels of its Kenworth fleet. The company has purchased 12 Kenworth T300s and two Kenworth T800s in recent years.

“Before we bought Kenworth trucks, we had a fleet of various truck models,” stated Steve Stobert, RBW warehouse manager. “They were not as strong and rugged as the Kenworth T300. We had a lot of breakdowns. The T300 meets our needs.”

The Kenworth T300s are spec’d with a Cummins 315-horsepower ISC engine and Fuller 10-speed transmission. Eight T300s.

“We have much less down time than before. We don’t keep statistics per se, but we know the Kenworth trucks don’t go into the shop nearly as often,” noted Williams.


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