Cox Enterprises adds eight facilities to zero-waste-to-landfill status

Atlanta-based company now has 15 locations that have maintained 90 percent landfill waste diversion.

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November 16, 2017
Recycling Today Staff
Commercial Waste Zero Waste to Landfill

Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises has announced that eight corporate Cox locations have achieved zero-waste-to-landfill status. The announcement was timed to coincide with America Recycles Day, Nov. 15.

These eight locations join the seven Cox locations that achieved the zero-waste-to-landfill status in 2016. To date, the 15 locations have maintained a 90 percent, or better, diversion of waste from landfill.

Cox Conserves, the company’s national sustainability program, is celebrating its 10th anniversary of focusing on waste management and carbon and water conservation. The program engages each of the company’s major divisions: Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group.

As a part of the Cox Conserves initiative, the company adopted a goal of achieving zero waste to landfill by 2024. The Cox Conserves recycling and waste diversion team has worked with individual locations to streamline operations, increase diversion and reduce overall waste to reach zero waste to landfill and to reduce the company’s environmental impact.

“Through Cox Conserves, each of our divisions uses innovation, creativity and resourcefulness to address the significant waste challenge that is facing our world today,” says Cox Enterprises’ Vice President of Sustainability Keith Mask. “We’re proud of our accomplishments to date, and we look forward to achieving more milestones in the years ahead.” 

Cox Enterprises’ 2017 zero-waste-to-landfill locations include:

  • Cox Automotive’s NextGear in Carmel, Indiana;
  • Cox Automotive’s vAuto in Longmont, Colorado;
  • Cox Communications in Chesapeake, Virginia;
  • Cox Communications in Cranston, Rhode Island;
  • Cox Communications in Port Allen, Louisiana;
  • Cox Communications in Tolleson, Arizona;
  • Cox Communications in Wichita, Kansas; and
  • Cox Media Group’s Statesman Media in Austin, Texas.

Cox says it has been recognized by multiple organizations for its waste management projects, including an Environmental Leader Project of the Year Award for its Golden Isles Conservation Center. Across the nation, Cox employees participate in cleanups to remove waste from waterways.

By engaging employees and finding ways to recycle, reuse and repurpose materials, to date, Cox Enterprises says it has diverted more than 100,000 tons of material from landfills.

Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues exceeding $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company’s major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms).