Our Commitment to a Greener World.

Net Zero by 2040​

As part of our commitment to sustainability, we have dual goals to reduce our scope 1 and 2 emissions from our 2022 baseline by 45% by 2030 and be net zero by 2040. 

Emissions Inventory

Understanding our emissions footprint informs our environmentally responsible decision making, including implementing strategies to minimize our scope 1 and 2 emissions.

Scope 1: : Our scope 1 emissions for 2022 totaled 10,190 MT CO2e. Our biogenic emissions were 5,310 MT CO2e. These numbers reflect GreenWaste’s substantial commitment to renewable fuels and electricity used in our collection vehicle and off-road equipment fleet, as well as in our operation of resource recovery equipment, machinery and facilities.

Scope 2: Our scope 2 emissions in 2022 were 3,398 MT CO2e (location-based) or 4,631 MT CO2e (market-based). Emission factors were sourced from EPA’s Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID) and EPA’s GHG Emissions Calculator for location-based emissions, and from the most recent supplier-specific power content labels for the market-based emissions. GreenWaste has worked with our utility providers to increase our sourcing of renewable electricity from the grid and we continue to invest in opportunities for production and efficient use of renewable electricity, e.g. from our solar arrays, battery storage and digestion facility.

Resource Recovery

In 2022, GreenWaste diverted more than 1,000,000 tons of material from the landfill.  Our top 16 2022 diverted materials by tons were:

Organics
Wood
Aggregate
Soil & Sand
Cardboard
Metals
Glass
Concrete
Mixed Paper
Plastics
Sheetrock
Carpet
Aluminum
E-waste
Tires
Mattresses