In 2011 we achieved a remarkable 99.5% recycling rate for production, meaning only 0.5% of what comes into our production facility is disposed via landfill. Since 1996, our recycling program has diverted over 47,000 tons of trash from local area landfill.
The refuse we've recycled would have been enough trash to fill up 3,200 train cars. Looked at another way, we have diverted enough 30-foot long, by 10-foot wide, by 6-foot high waste containers from landfill to stack to the top of the Empire State Building more than 42 times.
For twelve consecutive years, we have received acknowledgement from the Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP). WRAP acknowledges California-based businesses for their outstanding efforts to reduce waste and packaging, increase recycling rates, and save energy.