From the time of our founding, sustainability has been integral to our success and we have a long-standing commitment to investing in sustainable solutions.  The success we have achieved comes from sustainability being core to who we are, what we do and how we work – from our front line to our leadership.  We recognize that our customers rely on us to provide viable alternatives to more traditional waste management options, including solutions that help them meet their own sustainability goals.  Our Sustainability Report  Our first Sustainability Report is an opportunity for us to reflect on our achievements to date, to take stock of where we are todayand to confirm our focus for the future. We are delighted to share it with you.  Please download it here.  

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LANDFILL GAS TO ENERGY

Since our company’s founding in 1970, Waste Industries has pushed itself to find new and innovative ways to turn the word “waste” into one that has new meaning for everyone. For us, waste is the gateway to providing countless services that several years ago would have been the dreams of science fiction. But thanks to constant innovation geared towards sustainable practices, we can proudly say we’ve taken yet another step to turning waste into something spectacular.

Today, Waste Industries has taken that once-dreamed-of step of taking regular, everyday garbage and converting it into something usable; we’re converting the trash people you and everyone else throws away into clean, usable energy for your home. The Black Creek Renewable Energy plant and the Taylor County Energy plant take the naturally occurring methane gas that’s produced by decomposing waste and convert it into clean-burning energy. Methane, one of the top greenhouses gasses produced today, is prevented from escaping into the atmosphere by specially designed wells that are placed across a landfill’s cells. These wells capture the methane gas and transport it to our adjacent facilities.

Once the gases are at the energy plant, they are converted into energy, a process that provides enough electricity to power the homes of surrounding communities. By converting the gasses into electricity, we also drastically decrease the number of greenhouse gasses that are released into the environment, effectively lowering our environmental impact and providing a greener alternative to standard electricity generation.

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