Hills reduces emissions by up to 90% with move to HVO fuel

Hills Waste Solutions agree HVO fuel for Bristol Depot with Certas Energy

We're pleased to announce that our Bristol fleet will be powered by HVO fuel, in a trial that, if successful, will be rolled out across our other transport depots.

HVO, or Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, is derived from 100% renewable raw materials and sustainable waste from verified vegetable fats and oils.

By using HVO fuel, supplied by Certas Energy, Hills Waste will help reduce Carbon (CO2) emissions by up to 90% compared to traditional diesel, and this is on top of the benefits already realised through using Euro 6 compliant vehicles. This is a large step towards a more sustainable future at Hills Waste Solutions. With environmental responsibilities a key consideration, every reduction in emissions counts, and Hills Waste Solutions is keen to be at the forefront of this change.

Nathan Carr, Hills Waste Solutions Divisional Fleet Manager commented: 
“All frontline trucks operating from our Bristol Depot are already ULEZ compliant, so we have chosen to go the extra mile and fuel our fleet with HVO, as it can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90%”

But the benefits don't stop there. HVO fuel is also 100% biodegradable, meaning it leaves a less harmful footprint on our planet. Operationally, the transition to HVO fuel couldn't be smoother. Our trucks can run on a blend of diesel and HVO, or switch to 100% HVO without any impact to performance. In addition, there are no conversion costs for our trucks or to the fuel storage areas, making the switch both environmentally and financially attractive.


Neil Luce, Operations Manager at Hills Waste Solutions commented:

“This move isn't just about Hills Waste Solutions; it's about supporting businesses serviced by our Bristol depot that share our commitment to sustainability. By utilising HVO-powered waste collection vehicles, we're enabling businesses to reduce their end-to-end environmental impact, not just within their own operations but as part of their sustainability commitments applied to their supply chain.”


Craig Dando, Senior Business Development Manager at Certas Energy adds:

"We are thrilled to be supplying our premium HVO fuel to Hills Waste Solutions. This project is a great example of our shared vision for a sustainable future and together, we are proud to be making strides towards a responsible energy mix."

At Hills Waste Solutions, our decision to embrace HVO fuel is a commitment to sustainable waste management. We're committed to powering our operations in the most environmentally friendly way possible. We already plan our routes to minimise the mileage travelled and train our drivers to drive more efficiently. We will continue to explore innovative ways to help our customers re-use materials, reduce waste and recycle more, while reducing emissions.


If you would like to find out more about sustainable waste managent services then please contact our Customer Support team on 0808 145 4533 or complete our contact form here



Footnote: Certas Energy is the largest distributors of fuel and lubricants in the UK, who are members of the Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme (RFAS). Membership of RFAS means that Certas Energy undergo continuous compliance monitoring, including an annual audit which ensures that HVO is derived from 100% renewable raw materials and sustainable waste, and that GHG emissions intensity claims are verified accordingly.