First Underground Waste Container System in the United States, Distributed By Underground Refuse Systems Headquartered in Kissimmee To be Launched at City Hall April 19

Kissimmee, Fla. — Underground Refuse Systems, a U.S. Distributor of a revolutionary, underground waste container and disposal system, has partnered with the City of Kissimmee on the new and innovative way of disposing waste in their city.

The environmentally sensitive system will be unveiled at a grand opening and official launch Wednesday, April 19 at City Hall, 101 Church St. in downtown Kissimmee starting at 10:30 a.m. with a presentation and demonstration followed by an 11:30 ribbon cutting.

The underground trash container, which measures six cubic yards by 11 feet deep, is lifted by a crane on a custom designed AutoCar truck that collects the solid waste from the underground stationary containers.

Underground Refuse Systems’ containers will eliminate animal disruptions, odor, and ugly looking overloaded dumpsters in public places.  Containers can be secured with access only cards to avoid unwanted users and, more importantly, the system will eliminate human and unforeseen errors, ensure safety for operators, optimize productivity and reduce maintenance costs.

“We are so excited to be the first city to partner with Underground Refuse Systems on this innovative method of waste disposal, which will put the City of Kissimmee on a whole new level when it comes to solid waste,” said Jody Kirkendall,  Kissimmee’s Waste Services Director.  “This system will keep our city environmentally friendly.”

“The City of Kissimmee couldn’t be a better partner to invest in this underground container that will give the city an advantage over other municipalities, locally, regionally and nationally in keeping their solid waste out of view and environment clean for years to come,” said Jay Wheeler, President of Underground Refuse Systems.

“We are the exclusive and only distributor of this underground waste container in the United States and we will be headquartered in Kissimmee,” said Wheeler.

Underground Refuse Systems is a client company of the UCF Business Incubation Program in Kissimmee.

For more information about this news release, contact:

Jay Wheeler, President, Underground Refuse Systems,

Jim Bowie, Site Manager, UCF Business Incubation Program, (407) 343-4300

Kathy Pierson, Kathy Pierson Communications 407-595-8099 or

About the UCF Business Incubation Program:

The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth / impact enterprises.   Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.

With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs.  Participating companies sustain more than 3,600 local jobs and have had a total impact of $1.51B on regional sales and $2.48B on regional economic output.  During the last fiscal year, the program has returned $7.95 for every $1.00 invested in the program.   For more information, visit