LINCOLN, AL – Associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama and area residents collected more than 15 tons of household waste for recycling during Honda’s annual “Recycle Day” at the automaker’s Lincoln facility.Honda associates Davis Ajaegbu and Terry Kelley participate in Honda’s annual “Recycle Day”.
Honda’s 4,000 associates and members of the community were encouraged to rid their households of waste that is typically difficult to dispose of in local garbage pickup services. Items accepted at Recycle Day included used oil, old paint cans, batteries, scrap tires and old steel and iron. “At HMA, our main focus is to minimize the amount of waste we generate and to manage the waste that we do generate responsibly,” said Mark McNally, environmental manager at HMA.
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama became the first zero-waste-to-landfill auto plant in
North America at the outset of production in 2001, setting off an industry-leading trend within the company.
Since the establishment of zero-waste-to-landfill production in its Alabama plant in 2001, Honda has undertaken a major initiative at plants throughout the region to eliminate landfill waste.
McNally said that on an annual basis, HMA recycles approximately:
- 80 million pounds of scrap metal
- Four million pounds of cardboard
- 500,000 pounds of plastic, and
- 20,000 pounds of aluminum cans.
“Our event today helps spread Honda’s commitment to the principle of “reduce, reuse and recycle,” McNally said. “And it’s a tremendous reflection on the commitment and continuous effort of Honda associates throughout our company over the past 10 years to reduce waste from Honda’s production operations.”