Make A Change, Contribute To The Zero Landfill Initiative
At LJP Waste Solutions, our focus is on recycling and converting uncommon materials into fuel for sustainability purposes. These environmental services allow us to help you and each of our clients reach their individual sustainability goals to ward off pollution. The overarching goal of the zero landfill initiative is to reach a world with zero waste. Though that is not feasible right now, it is something to aim for. Since we opened our doors for business in 1993, we have been leading the way to a sustainable world with zero landfill.
What Does Zero Landfill Do?
The goal of the zero landfill initiative is to keep all waste out of landfills and the environment. This initiative focuses on reusing, recycling, and converting materials to keep them out of these areas. By participating in sustainability efforts, you can contribute to several positive environmental changes, such as:
- Preserve Natural Resources
- Eliminate Use Of Fossil Fuels
- And more
LJP is just one of many national companies that are striving to make a difference in sustainability. However, our team is the area leader and we serve a variety of areas, including:
- Southern Minnesota
- Northern Iowa
- Eastern Nebraska
- Eastern South Dakota
- Central Illinois
- And More
As we continue to grow, we can continue to reduce carbon footprints across the country, and even overseas.
Why Does Zero Landfill Matter?
The alternative to zero landfill is what millions of companies across the world have been doing for decades. This alternative involves dumping all waste in landfills, instead of reusing or converting the material. Since we opened our doors in 1993, we have been focused on contributing to sustainability and finding safe, environmentally friendly alternatives to landfills. With our custom process, we have continued to improve as new technologies have become available.
We provide detailed reports to our customers and environmental agencies to show the difference we are making. Most of the materials we handle are converted to Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF), recycled, or composted. Here are some of our numbers from 2017 and 2018:
2017 Cardboard Numbers
In 2017, LJP recycled 17,592.76 tons of cardboard, which saved:
- 299,077 Trees
- 6,861,176 kWh of Energy
- 809,267 Gallons of Oil
- 123,149,320 Gallons of Water
These numbers equalled 880 semi loads shipped from LJP’s facility for recycling and fuel conversion.
2017 Plastic Numbers
In 2017, LJP recycled 1,224.12 tons of plastic, which ultimately saved:
- 7,068,069 kWh of Energy
- 834,405 Gallons of Oil
- 9,058 Cubic Yards of Landfill Space
These numbers resulted in 77 semi loads being shipped from our facility for sustainability efforts.
2017 Paper Numbers
In 2017, LJP recycled 2,893.38 tons of paper, which saved:
- 49,187 Trees
- 11,862,585 kWh of Energy
- 243,044 Gallons of Oil
- 20,253,660 Gallons of Water
- 8,680 Cubic Yards of Landfill Space
These numbers resulted in 145 semi loads being shipped from our facility for energy conversion and recycling.
2018 Cardboard Numbers
In 2018, LJP recycled 18,868.44 tons of cardboard, which saved:
- 320,763 Trees
- 7,358,692 kWh of Energy
- 867,948 Gallons of Oil
- 132,079080 Gallons of Water
All of these numbers resulted in 944 semi loads shipped from our facility for recycling or fuel conversion.
2018 Plastic Numbers
In 2018, LJP recycled 1,272.75 tons of plastic, which saved:
- 7,348,859 kWh of Energy
- 867,553 Gallons of Oil
- 9,418 Cubic Yards of Landfill Space
These numbers resulted in 80 semi loads shipped from our facility for recycling or fuel conversion.
2018 Paper Numbers
In 2018, LJP recycled 2,035.38 tons of paper, which saved:
- 34,601 Trees
- 8,345,058 kWh of Energy
- 170,972 Gallons of Oil
- 14,247,660 Gallons of Water
- 6,106 Cubic Yards of Landfill Space
These numbers resulted in 102 semi loads shipped from our facility for waste-to-energy conversion or recycling.
Schedule A Consultation Today
If you are in Southern Minnesota or Northern Iowa and looking for zero landfill companies, contact LJP Waste Solutions today. Our expert team can help you reach your sustainability goals by implementing a new, customized process. We don’t just offer you a quote and let you make up your mind. We provide you with a solution and show you how it will make a difference for your company and the environment. To learn more information or request a consultation, give us a call at 507-625-1968 or message us on our contact page.