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Tons Recycled and Disposed Detailed Description 2005 Baseline 2010 2011 2012 2013 Target
Material Recycled Recycling tons received, processed, & brokered; consisting of ONP, OCC, ferrous & non-ferrous metals, PET, HDPE, LDPE 468,423 580,655 554,647 535,355 567,841
Organic Material Recycled Organic recycling tons processed or directly land applied for beneficial use of nutrient & carbon value 215,679 310,934 309,352 379,831 411,446
TOTAL TONS RECYCLED 684,102 891,589 915,186 379,831 979,287 1 Million tons/year recycled
Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Includes waste from residential, commercial, or institutional generators. Institutions include schools & hospitals 1,633,161 1,776,096 1,835,527 1,821,607 1,834,220
Industrial & Construction Waste Disposal Includes materials such as ash, sludge, construction & demolition debris, contaminated soils, & industrial wastes 1,271,429 1,464,007 1,412,220 1,216,799 1,256,016
Material Disposed in Landfill with LFGTE Solid waste tons disposed of in Casella landfills with energy recovery (Landfill Gas to Energy) 930,516 1,701,517 1,845,420 1,908,163 2,029,382
Material Disposed in Landfill without LFGTE Solid waste tons disposed of in Casella landfills without energy recovery 1,750,237 1,546,222 1,477,000 933,945 1,060,854
Material Combusted in Waste to Energy Solid waste tons disposed of in the Casella WTE facility, after processing 209,156 200,778 208,339 196,298 -
TOTAL TONS DISPOSED 2,889,909 3,448,517 3,530,759 3,038,406 3,090,236
Disposal in Facilities with Energy Recovery Tons disposed of in landfills with energy recovery, as a % of all tons recycled & disposed 51% 68% 71% 76% 74% 100% municipal waste to LF with energy recovery
MSW Recycling/Diversion Rate Material recycled, divided by the sum of material recycled and MSW disposed 22% 25% 23% 23% 24%
OVERALL RECYCLING/DIVERSION RATE Total tons recycled (material recycled plus organic material recycled), divided by the sum of all tons recycled & disposed 19% 21% 20% 23% 24%
Energy Produced and Sold Detailed Description 2005 Baseline 2010 2011 2012 2013 Target
Energy Produced from Waste Combustion Recycling tons received, processed, & brokered; consisting of ONP, OCC, ferrous & non-ferrous metals, PET, HDPE, LDPE 159,913 121,591 123,613 113,502 -
Energy Produced from Landfill Gas and Biogas Organic recycling tons processed or directly land applied for beneficial use of nutrient & carbon value - 98,651 115,778 101,950 99,150
TOTAL ENERGY PRODUCED BY CASELLA (MWH) 159,913 220,242 239,391 215,452 99,150
Total Energy Produced by Partners (MWH) Includes waste from residential, commercial, or institutional generators. Institutions include schools & hospitals 129,888
TOTAL ENERGY PRODUCED BY CASELLA AND PARTNERS (MWH) 229,038
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Detailed Description 2005 Baseline 2010 2011 2012 2013 Target
Landfill GHG Emissions (metric tons CO2e) Total landfill GHG emissions calculated using EPA Part 98 methods (note: prior reports used EPA Climate Leaders Protocol) 557,757 498,627 442,798 387,913
Facility and Fleet GHG Emissions (mtCO2e) Total GHG emissions calcluated using EPA Climate Leaders Protocol; includes direct emissions from on-site & fleet fuel combustion & indirect emissions from electricity purchases 198,668 205,262 197,694 74,019
TOTAL SCOPE 1 & 2 GHG EMISSIONS 756,424 703,888 640,492 461,932 Reduce 5% - Achieved
TOTAL SCOPE 1 & 2 GHG EMISSIONS PER TON (KG/T) Total GHG emissions divided by total tons recycled & disposed 174 171 162 114 Continuous improvement
Greenhouse Gas Benefits Detailed Description 2005 Baseline 2010 2011 2012 2013 Target
Estimated GHG Benefit of Recycling (metric tons CO2e) Together with our customers, we recycle hundreds of thousands of tons per year. This recycling has a GHG benefit, which we've estimated here using the EPA WARM model. We do not take credit for these benefits in our own corporate carbon footprint. 1,640,000 1,570,000 1,510.000 1,600,000
Estimated GHG Benefit of Electricity Production (metric tons CO2e) The electricity produced in our power plants creates a GHG benefit, which we've estimated here using the New England eGRID 2010 emission factors. We do not take credit for these benefits in our own corporate carbon footprint. 73,000 79,000 71,000 33,000
Energy Consumption Detailed Description 2005 Baseline 2010 2011 2012 2013 Target
Electrical Energy Consumption (MWh) Megawatt hours consumed in buildings and facilities 42,955 17,877 17,894 18,546 19,298 Reduce 5%
Natural Gas Consumption (stationary, therms) Therms of natural gas consumed in buildings and facilities 141,305 581,437 652,897 876,149 177,467 Reduce 5% - Achieved
Fleet Diesel Consumption Gallons of diesel consumed by vehicle fleet 5,760,043 5,701,828 5,632,649 5,754,492 5,860,331 Reduce 10%
Other Environmental Indicators Detailed Description 2005 Baseline 2010 2011 2012 2013 Target
Environmental Compliance Enforcement Actions Number of environmental compliance enforcement actions per facility (e.g., 5 enforcement actions div by 100 facilities = 0.05) 0.05 0.09 0.04 0.05 0.05 Continuous improvement
Petroleum Releases Petroleum spills that meet the criteria of being state or federal reportable n/a 81 79 97 85 Reduce 25%
Employee Engagement Detailed Description 2005 Baseline 2010 2011 2012 2013 Target
Employee Retention Rate Percent of all full-time employees who remain with our company annually 70% 85% 87% 76% 79% Target 86%
401(k) Participation Rate Percent of all eligible employees participating in the company's 401(k) plan n/a 43% 57% 52% 59% Target 45% - Achieved
Stock Purchase Plan Participation Percent of all eligible employees participating in the company's stock purchase plan n/a 5% 8% 8% 7% Target 10%
Health & Safety Detailed Description 2005 Baseline 2010 2011 2012 2013 Target
Total Automotive Accidents Total number of fleet claims determined to be preventable. This figure is not normalized by vehicle count or road hours. It includes incidents ranging from mailbox damage to highway accidents. Regardless of severity, we respond to every incident with the highest level of attention. 258 266 231 188 288* Continuous improvement
Total Employee Injuries Total number of workers compensation claims determined to be preventable 321 173 156 141 158 Continuous improvement
DART Rate Days away from work, restricted activity, or transferred to another job due to an on-the-job injury; this number represents the # of occurrences per 200,000 hours worked 1.67 1.76 1.70 1.69 1.46 Continuous improvement
Workers' Compensation Modifier Rate This rate is used by insurers to calculate the cost of workers' compensation coverage. It is based on our historical safety performance relative to others in our industry. A rating of 1.0 is given to a company that is an average performer. <1.0 indicates above-average performance and >1.0 indicates below-average performance. 0.86 0.97 1.03 0.88 0.86 Continuous improvement
* The year-over-year increase can be explained in part by the following factors: newly acquired operations that required time to achieve Casella's high safety performance, and more comprehensive recording of incidents by Safety staff.
Community Engagements Detailed Description 2005 Baseline 2010 2011 2012 2013 Target
Charitable Contributions Charitable cash donations (this figure does not include in-kind services) 450,924 303,267 303,446 192,595 217,124 Target $250,000 per year
Employee United Way Donations Cash value of employee donations 14,283 10,500 11,000 9,758 9,000 Target $15,000
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