Kenworth’s Renton plant named 2010 Best Workplace award for recycling, waste reduction

The Kenworth Truck Company manufacturing plant in Renton, Wash., received a 2010 Best Workplace for Recycling and Waste Reduction Award from King County’s Solid Waste Division for Kenworth’s outstanding efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.

This is the second consecutive year the plant has received this award.

Kenworth-Renton’s cafeteria continues to use food waste composting, and sends waste to Cedar Grove Composting in Renton for recycling into usable compost. The plant’s latest major project focuses on reducing energy usage.

Kenworth-Renton also recently received a 2009 Gold Award from the King County Industrial Waste Program for compliance with the plant’s industrial wastewater discharge permit. The award recognizes the plant for one year of no wastewater violations of any kind covering discharge, permit, ordinance, reporting, self-monitoring, and King County monitoring.

 In addition, Kenworth’s plants in Renton, Wash., and Chillicothe, Ohio, both have earned the prestigious ISO 14001:2004 certification for effective environmental management systems established to help build Class 8 trucks in an environmentally sustainable manner. Kenworth’s medium duty products are produced at the PACCAR manufacturing facility in Ste. Therese, Quebec, Canada, which also holds ISO 14001:2004 status.