We use tens of thousands of tons of hazardous and solid waste as alternative fuels and industrial waste as an alternate raw material instead of mined materials at our facilities whenever possible. Between our Davenport and Hannibal plants, nearly 5 million MMBTU came from alternative fuels. That’s equivalent to saving enough coal to run more than half a million 100-watt light bulbs 24 hours a day for a year.
In addition to our business, Continental Cement provides used recycling programs to the communities where we live and operate. Twice a year, we offer an oil and used paint (and paint-related materials) collection program. We also use yard waste in our emerging artificial soils project.
And it’s our communities that help make us the industry environmental leaders we are today. In 2019, Our Davenport Plant renewed their Wildlife Habitat Council Silver Certification. The plant has been WHC certified since 2008, thanks to volunteers and local first responders who have helped make this site more sustainable.
The Hannibal Plant participated in their annual Volunteer Community Clean Up Day, by collecting trash along a local creek and the main streets of town. All employees, their families, as well as community members, are encouraged to participate at these events.
Our Terminals continue to partner with the Living Lands & Waters organization by sponsoring clean ups in and around our river locations. In 2019, we held our third annual clean up at our St. Louis Terminal and completed the second clean up near our Memphis Terminal. We will continue to expand these programs in areas where we operate.Download Report