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Sustainability in Action by Mary McCaig-Foster Special to SS&G Review Co-Location Provides Environmental Win for Hanson Aggregates and San Diego Landfill I n its “Guiding Principles for Sustainable Aggregates Operations,” NSSGA identifies sustainability as “a business approach that integrates environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic prosperity to ensure the longterm supply of aggregate materials to society.” But no man is an island, and it follows that in the endeavor to follow sustainable business practices, entities and organizations often find it beneficial if they work together to achieve their goals. The Hanson Aggregates West Region’s Santee Plant provides an ideal illustration of a team approach to sustainability. Co-located at the San Diego Landfill System’s Sycamore Landfill near Santee, Calif., Hanson and the landfill provide services to each other and to the public at large. As a non-hazardous domestic refuse landfill, the Sycamore Landfill is currently owned and operated by Republic Services, Inc., based in Phoenix, Ariz. It had already been in operation for almost 40 years when the > Stone, Sand & Gravel Review, September/October 2010 19

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Stone, Sand and Gravel Review - September/October 2010

Stone, Sand and Gravel Review - September/October 2010
Events Calendar
Table of Contents
Legislative Calendar
Sustainability is More Than Just Another Buzzword
NSSGA's New Economic Calculator Measures Contribution to Local Communities
Co-Location Provides Environmental Win for Quarry Operations and Landfill
Achieving Aggregates Project Goals While Ensuring Species Conservation Is of Concern
Will There Be A Middle Class Revolt?
Why They'll Win
CEO Safety Newsletter
Rip 'N Share Safety Handout
NSSGA @ Work
Buyers' Guide
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