Recycling / Sustainability

We can all do a little to make our world a cleaner place to live by conserving our natural resources. Simple acts like recycling your water bottles and soda cans, planting a garden or shopping at a local business promote a more sustainable way of living, and a better community.

Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper is working to reduce waste in southwest Missouri by recycling, and we encourage our customers to get into the habit, too.

Both Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company and Coca-Cola are committed to bringing you quality products using the most sustainable methods possible. Here are a few items we recycle at our company (and how much we keep out of the landfill) every year:

Pet Bottles: We recycle approximately 6,000 pounds of bottles from our production process and returned goods.

Stretch Wrap: We recycle all used stretch wrap from pallets our facility receives – about 14,000 pounds.

Plastic Pallet Banding: Our production department chips all plastic pallet banding – on average 19,000 pounds – and sends it to be recycled.

Corrugated Boxes: We bale roughly 120,000 pounds of corrugated boxes and have them recycled locally.

Aluminum Cans: We send more than 3,000 pounds of aluminum cans to a local recycler.

Scrap Steel: On average, our facility generates 1,500 pounds of scrap steel, which we recycle at a local facility.

Glass: We recycle nearly 2,000 pounds of glass, including bottles from our break room.

Office Paper: Our office generates about 25,000 pounds of paper –which is collected by a local recycler.

55-Gallon Drums: All of the 55-gallon drums from our production facility (about 600 per year) are sent to a recycler to be cleaned and reused for chemicals.

Waste Oil: We send 200 gallons of waste oil to be manufactured into other oil products.

Damaged Plastic Cases: All damaged cases are returned to the case manufacturer, who uses them to manufacture new cases. In a typical year, this amounts to 20,000 pounds of new material.

More information about Coca-Cola’s recycling efforts on coca-colacompany.com >