Waste As A Resource


The waste and by products generated by other industries are a key source of raw materials and fuel for cement manufacturing activities.  We aim for leadership in the co-processing of alternative fuels and raw materials using the potential of waste flows such as sorted municipal solid waste, sewage sludge and hazardous waste. For example, our cement plant in Leeds, Alabama uses scrap tires to supplement traditional fossil fuels in their manufacturing process. 

We consider these wastes in combination with local opportunities.  While working to maximize the use of alternative fuels, we apply strict guidelines to preserve our environment, the health and safety of our employees and neighboring communities, as well as the quality of our products. We communicate proactively and transparently.