N.C. Department of Correction--Correction News--September 1997

Waste Reduction Award to Enterprise

Raleigh - Correction Enterprise was applauded in August for excellence in waste reduction. In a ceremony at the Capitol, Special Projects Manager Randy B. Lee and Director Bhupendra P. Tailor were honored for demonstrating significant contributions to the state’s waste reduction efforts.

Secretary Wayne McDevitt of NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources presents award to Lee and Taylor
Enterprise was noted as a facility case study for its accomplishments in waste reduction and employee involvement programs.The plant reduced the quantity of 30-gallon steel drums that previously had to be recycled. Standard practice was to pour paint directly into a steel drum and deliver it to DOT. Empty drums were picked up, sent to a recycler, and cleaned for reuse at the plant. The average life span of a drum was five uses, at which time the drum was cleaned, crushed, and sold as scrap metal. 

Since using plastic drum liners, each drum may be used up to 10 times between each cleaning. This move has reduced drum processing costs by 67 percent.

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