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We strive to be a good steward of the environment and a good neighbor to those around us.

One of the ways we do this is by minimizing waste. We’re proud of the fact that we divert the vast majority of our manufacturing waste from landfills. What do we do with it? We bend over backwards to recycle or incinerate everything we can.

Here are some examples:

Oils. We use oils to keep our presses lubricated and running smoothly. When these oils have done their job, we recover them and send them to a supplier who re-blends them for use as a recycled product.

Waste Paper. There’s no getting around it: Waste paper is generated in the printing and binding process. We strive to minimize it with efficient make-readies, fully populated forms, and appropriate paper roll sizes – but there will always be make-ready and trim waste. We recycle all of it through a paper shredding and recycling operation located at in our facility. We even go so far as to segment groundwood paper from freesheet for cleaner recycling streams.

Ink. The ink that has run through our presses and didn’t come out on the paper is considered waste ink and can’t be used again. We send it to a supplier who cleanly burns it as fuel.

Recycling. We recycle. Everything. That includes aluminum press plates, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, ink cartridges, anything cardboard, paper and plastic wrapping, plastic containers, plastic bundle strapping. You name it. In fact, it can be hard to find an actual trash can around here for all the various recycling bins.