General Motors Co. continues to increase the number of landfill-free facilities, getting closer to achieving the goal at 125 of its facilities worldwide by 2020.
The company's Components Holdings LLC plant in Lockport, N.Y. is the automaker's 103rd facility to achieve landfill-free status after reusing, recycling or converting to energy all waste from its daily operations, according to a news release.
Last year, the Lockport facility recycled more than 6 million pounds of aluminum. Recycling various byproducts such as metals, pallets, cardboard and plastic helped the site generate nearly $3.7 million in revenue so far this year, according to the release.
The facility makes heating and air conditioning components and radiators for a variety of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles.
"Landfill-free became a reality because of our dedicated team," Patrick Curtis, Lockport's plant manager, said in a statement. "With their feedback, we determined the best places for recycling containers so that we can easily separate our waste. Our goal is to make recycling convenient so it doesn't disrupt their routine."