GM’s Oshawa facilities are 100% landfill free

All waste from daily operations is recycled, reused or converted to energy.

February 28, 2018   by PLANT STAFF

GM’s Osahwa assembly plant proudly displaying its Landfill-Free Facility sign.
Photo: GM

OSHAWA, Ont. — General Motors’ Oshawa Assembly plant and the Canadian Technical Centre (CTC) Oshawa Campus have joined GM’s growing list of landfill-free facilities.

The automaker now operates 142 facilities globally that recycle, reuse or convert-to-energy all waste from daily operation.

With Oshawa Assembly, GM is now diverting 100% of its waste from landfills at all Canadian manufacturing facilities, joining St. Catharines Propulsion and CAMI Assembly, which have been operating landfill-free since 2008 and 2014.

Ontario’s waste sector generates approximately 6% of greenhouse gas emissions.


GM recently proposed a project that would involve building a 6.4 megawatt co-generation plant that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its St. Catharines Propulsion Plant by more than 77%. It would use landfill gas to generate electricity and recover thermal energy to power and heat the plant.