General Motors Corp. (GM) said two of its distribution centers achieved landfill-free status.
The centers generate significant amounts of cardboard and wood pallets. The Chicago warehouse alone accumulates 25 tons of cardboard annually.
Both facilities work with local recycling partners to help sort recyclables from other waste, as well as have employees pitching in.
Recyclers can earn rebates for certain commodities. In Chicago, for example, the rebate is about $100 per ton.
GM has a goal of 125 landfill-free sites by 2020.