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Cooper Crouse-Hinds

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Packaging

Industry: Foundry

Wastes Reduced: Cardboard

Location: Amarillo TX

No. of employees: 102

Contact: Linda Kelley

Phone: 806/354-7036


The assembly and packing department generates a large volume of exceptionally clean fiberboard (cardboard). The large volumes (220 cu yd yearly)of fiberboard were placed into the trash compactor for disposal. Often the compactor would become jammed with the large fiberboard pieces. To correct the jams, an employee had to enter the compactor, which is a confined space, and remove the fiberboard.

P2 Application:

Employees identified the fiberboard as a recyclable and asked for an alternative method to placing it in the trash & landfill.

Environmental Benefits:

1) Reduced the volume of waste sent to the landfill by 330 cubic yards per year; 2) Reduced the weight of material into the landfill by over 15 ½ tons (31,346 lbs); 3) eliminated safety concerns of an employee entering a confined space.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

Total Savings - $940.00 /year 1) Fiberboard recycling reduced compacted trash. Annual Savings of $940; 2) Minimal investment required - $99 for net & time to separate fiberboard; 3) Successfully recycle our fiberboard & avoid the safety issues & training.

Source: TCEQ

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