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We use tens of thousands of tons of hazardous and solid waste as alternative fuels and industrial waste as an alternate raw material instead of mined materials at our facilities whenever possible. Between our Davenport and Hannibal plants, nearly 5 million MMBTU came from alternative fuels. That’s equivalent to saving enough coal to run more than half a million 100-watt light bulbs 24 hours a day for a year. 

In addition to our business, Continental Cement provides used recycling programs to the communities where we live and operate. Twice a year, we offer an oil and used paint (and paint-related materials) collection program. We also use yard waste in our emerging artificial soils project.  

And it’s our communities that help make us the industry environmental leaders we are today. In 2021, our Davenport Plant was awarded the Wildlife Habitat Council Gold Certification. The plant has been WHC certified since 2008, thanks to volunteers and local first responders who have helped make this site more sustainable.  The Hannibal Plant has been approved for the Adopt a Highway program, to maintain the two-mile stretch of Highway 79 in front of the plant.

All employees, their families, as well as community members, are encouraged to participate at these events.

Our Terminals continue to partner with the Living Lands & Waters organization by sponsoring clean ups and the annual tree planting events in and around our river locations.  Clean up events are scheduled at many of the Continental Terminals each year, to pick up trash, debris, and tires around the areas near the Terminals.

As an active member of the Portland Cement Association (PCA), Continental Cement joins other cement manufacturers in their industry-wide ambition to reduce carbon emissions to further address climate change.  Visit PCA for more details.

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