The project involved the development and implementation of a nonhazardous solid waste recycling program for Texas Instruments in the North Texas area. All building refuge had been going to the landfill. Commingled office paper, corrugated materials, metals, plastics, wood, and other misc. where removed from the waste stream for recycling.
Redesigned the waste collection process to redirect the flow of the nonhazardous solid waste to be correctly separated, collected, and stored for shipping to recyclers. The system was designed to make the process as easy as possible for the occupants, -cleaning services, and the recycling companies. No additional manpower was added to execute the program. A minimum capital investment was made for equipment to store recyclables.
In the North Texas area over 12 million pounds per year of materials are being diverted from the landfills and recycled. This reduces the consumption of critical landfill space and provides materials for recycling. Program is also closing the loop by buying paper products made from recycled fibers. This supports the recycling industry and reduces the consumption of natural resources. All restroom paper products, continuous feed computer paper and mainframe generated reports are printed on recycled fiber stock. Over 60% of the Non-Hazardous Solid Waste is being Recycled.
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Over $500,000 is saved each year by avoiding landfill costs, and from revenues generated from the sale of the materials collected for recycling.
The Zero Waste Network is one of eight Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange P2RxCenters , serving as a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest). We are a proud member of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable.