Kenworth’s assembly plant in Renton, Wash., recently earned a 2015 Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling Award from the King County (Wash.) Solid Waste Division for exceptional efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.
That marks the seventh consecutive year that Kenworth - Renton has received the award, which enabled the plant to achieve King County’s prestigious Honor Roll status for the third consecutive year.
Kenworth – Renton’s Zero Waste to Landfill initiative features the recycling of paper, cardboard, wood, plastics, metals, engine oils, antifreeze, batteries, electronics, light bulbs, toner cartridges, and cooking oil used in the cafeteria. The Kenworth program includes use of returnable shipping containers, recycling of wood pallets, reduced packaging material, and waste-stream segregation. In addition, Kenworth-Renton’s cafeteria has a composting program for food waste and food service items. A comprehensive energy management system also helps to minimize environmental impact.
Kenworth’s plants in Renton, Wash., and Chillicothe, Ohio, both hold the ISO 14001:2004 certification for effective environmental management systems established to help build Class 8 trucks in an environmentally sustainable manner. Kenworth’s medium-duty products are produced at the Paccar manufacturing facility in Ste. Therese, Quebec, which also holds ISO 14001:2004 status.