GM adopts recycling plan, no longer sending any RenCen waste to the dump

Nathan Bomey

Perhaps General Motors will add the green triangular arrows recycling symbol to the corporate and brand logos atop its Renaissance Center headquarters.

The automaker said the six-tower, 5.5-million-square-foot Renaissance Center is no longer sending any waste to the dump. Instead, the high-rise’s occupants — including the 73-floor Marriott hotel and all of the companies and retailers that rent space in the property — are recycling, reusing and refurbishing all the waste they generate, or sending it to a waste-to-energy converter.

The RenCen, as it’s known to the 12,000 office workers and 3,000 daily visitors who walk through its doors, is the 110th GM property to go landfill-free. Most are manufacturing plants, where it is easier to eliminate waste because they have predictable processes and they reduce costs by selling waste materials.

Detroit Free Press