GM’s Lockport plant is the latest facility of GM to receive the status of being ‘Landfill free’. This is the 103rd facility to receive this status which recognizes ability of the facility to reuse and recycle components at its facility. Through collaboration with a recycling company, the brand has identified ways to reuse and recycle metals from residue that makes up bonding of a heat exchanger.
Apart from this, Lockport employees are eager volunteers when it comes to taking part in the statewide Erie Canal cleanup activity. During this event, the company also holds and electronics recycling day so that individuals can safely dispose off their old electronic items.
GM is one of the auto manufacturers that has a number of its facilities retro fitted with these reuse and recycle technologies so as to boost functionality as ‘Landfill free’ facilities. To help inculcate this habit of reusing and recycling waste materials, GM has also published a downloadable file which provides tips and suggestions to companies for ways to implement these technologies within their infrastructure.