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Year Submitted: 2006

Process: Waste Collection

Industry: Metals

Wastes Reduced: Landfill Waste

Location: Riverdale IA

No. of employees: 129,000

Contact: Kathryn Gustafson

Phone: 563-459-2248


Alcoa Davenport Works plans to reduce the volume of material landfilled to achieve landfill reductions goals.

P2 Application:

Enhanced Segregation Effort - $5,010 or 202 tons per year. Tubs designated for recyclable materials were made more recognizable and convenient. Training was also completed to gain awareness and cooperation for the effort. This attempt could increase the recycling effort by 20 percent. (Implemented)
Re-establishment of a Waste Minimization Committee - The Joint Waste Minimization Steering Committee was re-established in an attempt to take on a broader focus of minimization opportunities than the previous pollution prevention committee. The Joint Waste Minimization Steering Committee will determine and provide resources for the implementation of necessary actions for waste minimization opportunities around the facility. (Implemented)

  • Total Cost Savings: $5.00
  • Comments: From waste segregation.

Details of Reductions

  • 404,000.0 - Pounds of   recyclable materials

Additional Information :

Alcoa Inc. is the leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina. Alcoa Inc. is located in more than 40 countries and produces aluminum products used worldwide in a wide variety of industrial and consumer applications. Alcoa Davenport Works is within Alcoa Mill Products business unit, which produces intermediate aluminum products including aerospace components, along with aluminum sheet and plate.

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