By year-end 2012, 79 percent of the solid waste we generated was diverted from landfills. Over the past five years, we diverted 130,000 tons more trash from landfills, enough to fill 13,000 garbage trucks.
Waste is diverted from landfills through a combination of reducing, reusing, recycling, composting and energy recovery programs.
Boeing measures nonhazardous solid waste generated by our operations. This includes waste streams such as metals, wood, paper, cardboard, plastics and organic materials. It does not include hazardous waste, construction waste, remediation waste or waste from asbestos abatement activities.