BioHiTech Global, Inc., a technology and services company that provides cost-effective and sustainable waste management solutions, announced that it has entered into a contract with a national waste management services company to help a leading international automobile manufacturer achieve sustainability goals at one of its North American vehicle production plants. The company estimates the contract will result in the diversion of more than 1.1 million pounds of waste from landfills annually.
Under the terms of the contract, all non-recyclable waste generated at the production plant will be transported to BioHiTech's Martinsburg HEBioT facility for processing. The 56,000-square-foot Martinsburg HEBioT facility, which is completely enclosed and full automated, diverts as much as 80 percent of waste from landfills by utilizing a patented high-efficiency mechanical and biological treatment (HEBioT) process. The HEBioT process results in the production of an Environmental Protection Agency-recognized renewable fuel that can be used as a partial replacement for coal.
"We are excited to partner with this national waste services company and its customer to help achieve their important sustainability goals," said Frank E. Celli, CEO of BioHiTech Global, in a statement. "Our Martinsburg facility offers several key environmental benefits including up to an 80 percent reduction in landfill usage, the cost-effective transformation of municipal waste (including non-recyclable plastics) into a renewable fuel that is cleaner burning than coal and a significant reduction in greenhouse gases associated with traditional disposal. These environmental benefits are why companies like these are seeking to deviate from the norm and join us to forge a new, more sustainable approach to waste disposal in the United States. We look forward to replicating this model with other like-minded companies at our Martinsburg facility as well as our future facilities in the years to come."