Cummins Filtration announced this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show the official launch of its Fleetguard filter recycling management program, dubbed Filtering Change.
The program is aimed at partnering with service centers and fleet locations throughout the US to reduce the number of metal filter cans and used media elements dumped into landfills.
Within the past three months alone, Cummins Filtration says the program has recycled more than 50 metric tons of previously landfilled metal, which in turn creates an avoidance of 40 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions in the environment.
“As service providers, our customers are already required by government regulations to manage waste oil and filters. This program is built around helping them take it to the next level, to rethink how they manage that waste for the future,” Matthew R. Tullai, Executive Director, Marketing and Sales – Cummins Filtration, says. “Proper filter recycling not only makes their customers feel good about where they do business, but it also keeps our customers ahead of changing government waste management requirements.”
Through extensive research, Filtering Change is designed to provide customers with the resources and support necessary to successfully integrate filter recycling into their daily operations. Program participants new to recycling can utilize a directory of qualified recycling management companies to find one that fits the needs for their region.
Those already recycling can use the program’s validation process to ensure that their existing company meets the program requirements for being a responsible recycler. A key requirement is that the recycling management company has an audit trail and guarantees that filters and used oil are recycled, not landfilled.
By the end of the year, Cummins Filtration says it expects to see more than 100 metric tons of previously landfilled steel be recycled, avoiding the addition of nearly 80 metric tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions to the environment and expects to extend the program globally in the coming years.