SUMTER, S.C. (April 23, 2015) — Continental Tire the Americas claims its year-old tire plant in Sumter has achieved “zero landfill” status, indicating that all of the plant's waste is converted into recycled products or used for energy, rather than turning it into trash.
Sumter is Conti's second plant to achieve zero landfill status, the tire maker said, joining the factory in Mt. Vernon, Ill., in that distinction.
Conti said it works with waste management company HWI Environmental Technologies to process and repurpose all waste materials generated at the plants.
“Continental believes in being a strong community partner, and contributing to a cleaner environment is a high priority across our entire corporation,” said Craig Baartman, Sumter plant manager.