SIA celebrates 10 years of zero landfill

SIA celebrates 10 years of zero landfill.
SIA celebrates 10 years of zero landfill.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Subaru Indiana Automotive is celebrating 10 years since becoming a zero landfill company.

In 2004, SIA became the first automotive company in the U.S. to go zero landfill. Since then, the company has reduced waste by more than 50 percent and has saved money with all the materials recycled or reused.

SIA Vice President Tom Easterday said it’s amazing what they’ve been able to do in the past 10 years.

“There were a lot of things that typically used to go to a landfill. Paint sludge for example, now that is dried, and actually it’s used for bumpers and also railroad ties,” said Easterday.

Along with Friday’s celebration, SIA announced the launch of a new website to help families, businesses and schools go zero landfill.

To find out more about their new website, click here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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