Zero waste to landfill
20 January 2014
Leeds-based Siemens Mechanical Drives, which assembles and services gear units and geared motors for industry, has achieved zero landfill of all its non-hazardous waste, making it the second UK manufacturing site within Siemens Industry to do so.
Everything generated at the Stourton site is either reused, recycled or utilised for fuel. Allan Randall is environmental health and safety manager at Leeds and he said the company had been working towards this target for some time: "We have been gradually reducing what we send to landfill as part of our Siemens commitment to the environment. Linking up with a new waste operator in May helped us achieve our targets sooner than expected and Siemens Leeds is certainly helping to lead the way."
Siemens Drive Technologies' Congleton site was the first manufacturing unit to achieve zero landfill within Siemens Industry UK sector, in summer 2012. Even the fly ash from Congleton‘s specified recovered fuel (SRF) is further utilised in the aggregates industry.